This post contains course materials for my 2016 NASSLLI course, ‘Modeling questions and responses in discourse’. This course presented and compare theories of responding to questions from the perspective of both linguistics, focusing on formal pragmatics, and computer science (‘QA’). Lecture 1: course overview, basics of questioning / QA, and kinds of questions. [Lecture 1 […]
IPython lambda notebook update
The IPython lambda notebook is in public alpha, and available on github. This project is a framework for linguists and especially semanticists developing analyses in compositional semantics. It aims to provide a means of developing ‘digital fragments’, following from the method of fragments in Montague grammar.
Teaser for IPython Lambda Notebook
I’ve released a small teaser for one of my ongoing projects here. More details to follow around the end of the summer!
Research section updated
The research section of my website (not to mention other parts, including this blog) had gotten quite out of date, and everything has now been thoroughly updated. Some work that has appeared recently: A paper in NLS on unconditionals. This is a new (completely static, correlative based) analysis from what was in my dissertation. A […]
Biezma and Rawlins updated
An updated version of my paper with Maria Biezma, “Responding to alternative and polar questions”, can be found here on semantics archive. (The previous version from 2010 is now substantially superseded.)
Quick note: The slides from my 2011 NELS talk (“Converging evidence from cognitive neuropsychology for the semantic function of Pred”) can be found at this location.
My SALT 20 paper, Conversational Backoff, has appeared online. I explore and analyze a phenomenon (“conversational backoff”) where, instead of accepting an assertion in the normal way, a speaker challenges its exhaustiveness, but not its content. The result is that speakers publicly back off of the exhaustivity of the claim. These challenges are typically triggered […]
Site goes live
The wordpress version of my site is now live! Hopefully not too many broken links…
WordPress site under construction
Working on transitioning my website to wordpress…