Assistant Professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics / Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
Peer-reviewed conference presentations
(with Patrick Elliot, Nathan Klinedinst and Yasutada Sudo) Predicates of relevance and the theories of question embedding. North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 47, October 14-16, 2016, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
(with Floris Roelofsen) The ignorance implication of inquisitive predicates. Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 21, September 4-6, 2016, University of Edinburgh. [handout]
Japanese alternative questions and a unified in-situ semantics for ka. The 12thWorkshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 12). May 13-15, 2016, Central Connecticut University. / XPrag Workshop Disjunction Days: Theoretical and experimental perspectives on the semantics and pragmatics of disjunction. June 2-3, 2016, ZAS Berlin. / Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 21, September 4-6, 2016, University of Edinburgh. [slides]
Predicting the variation in the exhaustivity of embedded interrogatives. LSA 2015 Annual Meeting, January 8-15, 2015, Portland, OR.
Predicting the variation in the exhaustivity of embedded interrogatives. Sinn und Bedeutung 19, September 15-17, 2014. University of Göttingen.
Japanese-type alternative questions in a cross-linguistic perspective. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24. May 30 – June 1, 2014. New York University, New York.
Emotive factives and the semantics of question-embedding. PHLINC2: University of Maryland Philosophy and Linguistics Conference. February 14-15, 2014. University of Maryland, College Park.
Predicting the distribution of exhaustive inference in a QUD model. Logic and Engineering in Natural Language Semantics (LENLS) 10. October 27-28, 2013. Keio University, Tokyo.
Predicting the distribution of exhaustive inference in a QUD model. Poster Session, North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 44. October 18-20, 2013. University of Connecticut, Storrs.
(with Paul Marty) Investigating the alternative-sensitivity of know. Poster Session, Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 23. May 3-5th, 2013. University of California, Santa Cruz.
Japanese/Korean alternative questions are disjunctions of polar questions. Poster session, Japanese/Korean Linguistics (JK) 22. October 12-14, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo.
Inquisitive knowledge attribution and the Gettier problem. Inquisitiveness Workshop. Amsterdam Colloquium (AC) 2011. December 19-21, Amsterdam. [paper (SpringerLink)]
Content nouns and the semantics of question-embedding predicates. Sinn und Bedeutung 16. September 6-8, 2011, Utrecht & Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP) 2011, September 21-23, 2011, University of Paris, Paris.
Controller shift in centered-world semantics. Workshop on Grammar of Attitudes. 33rd Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), February 23, 2011, University of Göttingen. [handout]
Attitudes de se and ‘nearly free’ control. Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP) 2009, University of Paris Sorbonne, Paris.
Japanese resultative phrases as verbal degree modifiers. Special Workshop on scale structure & event structure, Chronos 9: 9th International Conference on Tense, Aspect and Modality. University of Paris-Diderot, Paris.
(with Yusuke Kubota). Nothing else for something else: a variable-free account. General Session, Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 19, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
(with Yusuke Kubota). Continuation-based semantics for Conventional Implicatures and the Japanese benefactive. Poster Session, Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 19, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Invited talks at workshops and seminars.
Comparing non-reductive theories of question-embedding, DIP colloquium, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, September 23rd, 2016.
(with Floris Roelofsen) Wonder and embedded exhaustivity, MIT exhaustivity workshop, September 10th, 2016.
Predicting the exhausivity of embedded questions under factive predicates, Inquisitive Semantics closing workshop “Questions in Semantics and Logic”, December 15th, University of Amsterdam.
Japanese and the cross-linguistic semantics of question and disjunction, September 24th, Leiden University Colloquium, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Reducing Declarative-Embedding to Question-Embedding: Arguments from Selectional Restrictions, Content Nouns and Exhaustivity. Workshop on complement clauses, truthmaking, and attitudes, February 21, 2015, NYU. [pdf]
Interpreting questions under attitudes. February 14th, 2015, Harvard University Colloquium, Cambridge, MA.
Nominal complements of attitude predicates and the semantics of question-embedding. Workshop: Questions in Discourse, September 18-19, 2014. University of Göttingen.
(with Paul Marty). A grammatical source of the Gettier judgment. Symposium: ‘Know’ in Japanese. November 4th, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Tokyo. (invited)