MIT Department of Linguistics 77 Massachusetts Ave, #32-D808 Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
I am a fourth-year graduate student at the department of linguistics and philosophy at MIT.
Broad interests: Formal semantics and its interface with syntax and pragmatics; Experimental semantics.
Narrow interests: The effects of covert movement on semantics: the syntax and semantics of multiple wh-questions, intervention effects, superlatives, determiners and quantification.
For an updated list of my presentations and publications, please consult my CV.
Experimental investigations of ambiguity: The case of most. 2013. Manuscript under review. (with Yasutada Sudo and Martin Hackl).
Covert pied-piping in English multiple wh-questions. 2013. Manuscript under review. (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine.)
Intervention, covert movement, and focus computation in multiple wh-questions. 2013. LSA Annual Meeting extended abstract.
Long vs. Short QR: Evidence from the Acquisition of ACD. 2013. Proceedings of Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 37. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. (with Ayaka Sugawara, Martin Hackl and Ken Wexler)
Wh-Fronting in a Two-Probe System. To appear in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, accepted 2012.
Readings of Hebrew multiple questions. 2012. Proceedings of WCCFL 30.
Many readings of Most. 2012. CLS handout (with Yasutada Sudo and Martin Hackl).
Most Meanings are Superlative. 2011. Experiments at the Interfaces (Syntax and Semantics 37), ed. Runner, Jeff, 101-145. ISBN: 978-1-78052-374-3. (with Yasutada Sudo, Edwin Howard and Martin Hackl).
Three Readings of Most. 2011. Proceedings of SALT 21, eds. Ashton, Neil, Anca Chereches and David Lutz, 353-372. (with Yasutada Sudo, Edwin Howard and Martin Hackl).
Degree Relatives, Definiteness and shifted Reference. 2009. Proceedings of NELS 40.
The syntax-Semantics Interface in Hebrew. In: Geoffrey, Khan (ed.), Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Boston: Brill. (forthcoming)
Resolving Complement Anaphora. 2009. NEALT Proceedings Series, Vol. 2: Proceedings of WAR II, ed. Johansson, Christer.
Total-Partial Gradable Adjectives in Plurals and Donkey Sentences: a Scale Approach. Handout from MIT ling-09 mini-conference, February 2010.
(contact me for a copy of the papers)
Intervention out of islands: A squib that argues that we require a revised theory of the syntax-semantics of multiple wh-questions based on the interaction of multiple questions with intervention effects and islands. Submitted.
What's her face: Snippet discussing the properties of the construction what's her face. Submitted. (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
Blocking effects in English causatives: A paper documenting a new pattern of morphological blocking in English causatives and outlining a theory of the phenomenon within Distributed Morphology. In preparation. (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
A streamlined approach to Amazon Mechanical Turk linguistic surveys: A paper outlining new tools that assist in the creation of linguistic surveys that can be posted online on Amazon Mechanical Turk or on the user's own server. In preparation. (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine.) Tools available on GitHub.
The syntax and semantics of multiple wh-questions in English.
Intervention effects in wh-questions and focus constructions.
The syntax and semantics of "the same." (with Martin Hackl)
Acquisition of local and non-local Quantifier Raising and Antecedent Contained Deletion. (with Ayaka Sugawara, Martin Hackl and Ken Wexler)
Morphological blocking effects using ERPs (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, Ayaka Sugawara, Shigeru Miyagawa, and Tohoku University Koizumi Lab)
Here is a research paper I wrote about my grandfather's journey during World War II: from Czechoslovakia to Denmark to Sweden to England back to mainland Europe, and after the war: from Slovakia to Austria to France to Israel (in Hebrew; contains original interviews with 10 individuals who were also members of my grandfather's Youth Aliyah group, who had similar stories).