Papers

 

Journal papers/book chapters:

Marking imprecision, expressing surprise. Like between hedging and mirativity. (with Emily Hanink). Resubmitted to Journal of Linguistics. Draft.

In press. Totally between discourse and subjectivity. Exploring the pragmatic side of intensification. Journal of Semantics. Paper.

In press. Intensification, gradability and social perception.  “The semantics of gradability, vagueness, and scale structure: Experimental perspectives”, Springer series, edited by Castroviejo, McNally and Sassoon. Paper

2017. Totally young sounds totally younger: intensification at the socio-semantics interface.  Journal of Sociolinguistics.21/2, 2017: 154–182 (with Laura Staum Casasanto). Paper.

2016. Unacceptable but comprehensible: the facilitation effects of resumptive pronouns. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 1(1), 29. Glossa (with Ming Xiang). Paper.

2015. Intensification without degrees cross-linguistically. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33(3). 843-879 (with Ryan Bochnak). Link to pre-final draft

 

Dissertation:

2016. Bridging the gap: intensifiers between semantic and social meaning.  Committee: Chris Kennedy, Penny Eckert, Itamar Francez, Michael Silverstein, Laura Staum Casasanto, Ming Xiang. PDF

 

Other papers divided by topic:

Intensification

2016. Exploring metalinguistic intensification. The case of Extreme Degree Modifiers. Proceedings of NELS 46. Paper

Language processing

2013. Is excellent better than good? Adjective scales and scalar implicatures.  Sinn und Bedeutung 17 (with Ming Xiang) Paper

2013. These are the pronouns that we use them but we don’t like them. Resumptives between grammar and enregisterment. Michicagoan 2013. Paper

Semantic change:

2015. From Totally Dark to Totally Old. The Formal Semantics of Subjectification. Sinn und Bedeutung 19 Draft

2015. Great pizzas, ghost negations: The emergence and persistence of mixed expressives. Sinn und Bedeutung 19 (with Jackson Lee). Paper

2014. Scalar meaning in diachrony: The suffix -issimo from Latin to Italian. NELS 44 Paper

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