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Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Linguistics
Cornell University


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Contact Information:

jrw369@cornell.edu
Morrill Hall
Cornell Linguistics Department

CV

Research Interests:

I am a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at Cornell University. I am working under co-chairs Dorit Abusch and Mats Rooth. My research interests lie mostly in formal semantics and logic, as well as the syntax/semantics interface. My most recent work has been in alternative semantics and exclusive operators, and I have also worked on the syntax and semantics of factive predicates. My qualifying paper (A-exam) is available online through Semantics Archive here. I am also working with Carol-Rose Little on exclusivity in Ch'ol, and our recent co-authored abstract was awarded 3rd place for the LSA Student Abstract Award for 2018.

I was a junior editor for Semantics and Linguistic Theory 24, and I was the student organizer of the Cornell Workshop on Aspect in October of 2015 with Professor Miloje Despic. I am actively involved in two reading groups: Semantics Reading Group and Syntax Circle (SynCirc). I have also served as the Librarian for the Cornell Linguistics Circle (CLC) Library.

Education:

Ph.D. program - Cornell University
August 2013-Present
Linguistics

B.A. - Dartmouth College
Class of 2012
Majors: Mathematics, Women's and Gender Studies
Minor: Linguistics

Publications and Conference Presentations:

(Upcoming) `I just know it': Intensification as evidence for non-presuppositional factivity. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Jan. 4-7 2018. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Talk: Abstract)

(Upcoming) A compositional morphosemantic analysis of exclusivity in Ch'ol. With Carol-Rose Little. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Jan. 4-7 2018. Salt Lake City, Utah. (Talk: Abstract)
Student Abstract Award, 3rd place

Exclusive morphosemantics: Just and covert quantification. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 35, April 28-30 2017. Calgary, Alberta. (Talk/Paper: Abstract, Slides, Handout)

The morphosyntax of exclusives and the underspecificity of just. Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS) 43, Feb. 3-5 2017. Berkeley, California. (Talk/Paper: Abstract, Handout)

Broadening alternative semantics: Exclusivity of discourse just. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Jan. 5-8 2017. Austin, Texas. (Talk: Abstract, Handout)

Focus effects on the factivity of know. 39th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC), March 20-22 2015. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Poster)

Focus effects on factivity: Focused know as nonfactive. Mellon Humanities Corridor Workshop in Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics, December 6-7 2014. Syracuse, New York. (Talk)

Miscellany:

Guest lecture. A close look at just and how to derive intensification effects from exclusivity. 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI). July 27, 2017. (Slides)
  Course title: The semantics and pragmatics of intensification: Logic, discourse and social meaning
  Instructors: Andrea Beltrama and Yaron McNabb (Course website)

Workshop Organizer/Presenter, Cornell Linguistics Circle. LaTeX and Linguistics.
  -With Zac Smith and Todd Snider. September 29, 2016. (Slides)
  -With Carol-Rose Little and Jacob Collard. October 26, 2017.

Teaching Experience:

Cornell University

Spring 2017:
Teaching Assistant
COGST 1101: Introduction to Cognitive Science
Professor: Khena Swallow
  Guest lecture: Introduction to Linguistics for Cognitive Science (Slides)

Fall 2016:
Teaching Assistant
LING 1101: Introduction to Linguistics
Professor: Sarah Murray
  Guest lecture: Semantics, Lecture 2

Spring 2016:
Instructor, First Year Writing Seminar
LING 1100: Language and Gender (Syllabus)

Fall 2015:
Instructor, First Year Writing Seminar
LING 1100: Language and Gender

Spring 2015:
Instructor, First Year Writing Seminar
LING 1100: Language and Gender

Fall 2014:
Teaching Assistant
LING 3303: Introduction to Syntax and Semantics
Professor: Miloje Despic

Dartmouth College

Winter 2012:
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
MATH 005: The World According to Mathematics
Professor: Dwight Lahr

Fall 2011:
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
MATH 003: Calculus
Professor: Dwight Lahr

Fall 2010:
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
MATH 003: Calculus
Professor: Dwight Lahr

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