I am an Associate Professor of Linguistics at UCLA.
My research interests are semantics, pragmatics and philosophy of language.
More specifically, I am interested in:
I've got a new book out entitled The Semantics of Evaluativity
- degree semantics (the meaning of adjectives, comparatives, and equatives);
- event semantics (phenomena like pluractionality, collectivity, and distributivity);
- the semantics of paths and vectors (how spatial extension and movement
are encoded in language);
- implicature (specifically, semantic and pragmatic consequences of Grice's quantity and manner maxims);
- evidentials (the different ways languages encode the sources of evidence for asserted propositions);
- speech acts (the semantics and pragmatics of questions, exclamatives, imperatives, and evidentials);
- the acquisition of semantics (how the range of contexts in which a word is used affects its acquisition)
. Check it out here