Yasutada Sudo

Lecturer in Semantics
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Faculty of Brain Sciences

Research Areas: Semantics/Pragmatics, Syntax, Psycholinguistics

Email: y.sudo@ucl.ac.uk
Address: Chandler House, Room 115H
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PF


Recent Manuscripts

Elliott, Patrick, Andreea Nicolae, and Yasutada Sudo (in progress) VP Ellipsis without Parallel Binding: Towards a QUD approach. To appear in Proceedings of SALT 24.

Bylinina, Lisa, Natalia Ivlieva, Alexander Podobryaev, and Yasutada Sudo (in progress) A non-superlative semantics for ordinals and the syntax of comparison classes. Ms., Meertens Instituut, Institut Jean Nicod, Higher School of Economics, and UCL.

Hartman, Jeremy, Yasutada Sudo and Ken Wexler (in progress) Principle B and phonologically reduced pronouns in Child English. Ms., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, UCL and MIT.

Spector, Benjamin and Yasutada Sudo (2014; under review) Presupposed ignorance and exhaustification: How scalar implicature and presupposition interact. Ms., Institut Jean Nicod and UCL.

Hartshorne, Joshua K., Tim O'Donnell, Yasutada Sudo, Miki Uruwashi, Miseon Lee, and Jesse Snedeker. (under review; 2014) Psych verbs, the linking problem, and the acquisition of language. Ms., MIT, Hanyan University, and Harvard University.

Sudo, Yasutada (in revision; 2013) Person features are not presupposition triggers. Ms., UCL.

Sudo, Yasutada (in revision; 2013) Metalinguistic quantification: Evidence from Japanese wh-doublets. Ms., Institut Jean-Nicod.

Sudo, Yasutada (in revision; 2014) Presupposition projection in quantified sentences and cross-dimensional anaphora. Ms., UCL.

Journal Articles

Bylinina, Lisa and Yasutada Sudo (to appear) Varieties of intensification: Remarks on Beltrama and Bochnak 'Intensification without degrees cross-linguistically'. To appear in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [ pre-final version ]

Kotek, Hadas, Yasutada Sudo, and Martin Hackl (to appear) Experimental investigations of ambiguity: the case of most. To appear in Natural Language Semantics.

Sudo, Yasutada (2014) Dependent plural pronouns with Skolemized choice functions. Natural Language Semantics, 22(3): 265-297. doi: 10.1007/s11050-014-9107-3 [ link ] [ pre-final version ]

Sudo, Yasutada (2014) Hidden nominal structures in Japanese clausal comparatives. Journal of East Asian Linguistics. doi: 10.1007/s10831-014-9125-7 [ link ] [ pre-final version ]

Shklovsky, Kirill and Yasutada Sudo (2014) The syntax of monsters. Linguistic Inquiry, 45(3): 381-402. doi:10.1162/LING_a_00160 [ link ]

Hartshorne, Joshua, Yasutada Sudo, and Miki Uruwashi (2013) Are implicit causality pronoun resolution biases consistent across languages and cultures? Experimental Psychology, 60(3): 179-196. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000187 [ link ]

Book Chapters

Sudo, Yasutada (2014) Presupposition satisfaction in attitude contexts and modal subordination. In Luka Crnic and Uli Sauerland (eds.), The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. Vol.2. pp.175-199. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL.

Romoli, Jacopo, Manizeh Khan, Yasutada Sudo and Jesse Snedeker (2014) Resolving temporary referential ambiguity using presupposed content. In Florian Schwarz (ed.), Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions. Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, 45. Berlin: Springer.

Sudo, Yasutada (2014) Presupposition. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sudo, Yasutada (2013) Biased polar questions in English and Japanese. In Daniel Gutzmann and Hans-Martin Gaertner (eds.), Beyond Expressives: Explorations in Use-Conditional Meaning. Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface (CRiSPI) 28. Leiden: Brill.

Kotek, Hadas, Yasutada Sudo, Edwin Howard, and Martin Hackl (2011) Most meanings are superlative. In Jeff Runner (ed.), Syntax and Semantics 37: Experiments at the Interface. New York: Academic Press.


Sudo, Yasutada (2012) On the Semantics of Phi Features on Pronouns. Ph.D. dissertation, MIT.

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Recent and Upcoming Conference Talks

Bylinina, Lisa, Eric McCready and Yasutada Sudo. (2014) The landscape of perspective shifting. The Pronouns in the Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface Workshop. Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany. November 7-9, 2014. [ handout ]

Bylinina, Lisa, Natalia Ivelieva, Alexander Podobryaev, and Yasutada Sudo (2014) A non-superlative semantics for ordinals and the syntax of comparison classes. Poster at North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 45. MIT, Cambridge, MA. October 31-November 2, 2014. [ poster ]

Sudo, Yasutada. (2014) An anti-exhaustive, polarity sensitive connective in Japanese and higher-order scalar implicatures. 9th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-9). University of Nantes, Nantes, France. September 25-26, 2014. [ handout ]

Spector, Benjmain and Yasutada Sudo (2014) Presupposed ignorance and scalar strengthening. Sinn und Bedeutung 2014 (SuB 19). Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany. September 15-17, 2014. [ handout ]

Elliott, Patrick and Yasutada Sudo. (2014) E-type readings of quantifiers under ellipsis. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB). The Queen's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. September 1-5, 2014. [ handout ]

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