sarah e. murray

about

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University and a graduate field member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics with a Certificate in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University. My primary interests are formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language, fieldwork, understudied languages, ...

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book

to appear.The Semantics of Evidentials. for the Oxford University Press series Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics.




selected papers

Under review. The Structure of Communicative Acts (with William Starr). [ draft ]

To appear. Cheyenne Connectives. To appear in PAC45, Papers of the Forty-Fifth Algonquian Conference, SUNY Press. [ final draft ]

2016. Evidentials and Illocutionary Mood in Cheyenne. International Journal of American Linguistics. [ draft ]

2016. Two Imperatives in Cheyenne: Some Preliminary Distinctions. PAC44, Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference, SUNY Press. [ final draft ]

2015. Reciprocity in Fieldwork and Theory. Forthcoming in Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork edited by M. Ryan Bochnak and Lisa Matthewson. [ final draft ]

2014. Varieties of update. Semantics and Pragmatics. [ paper || bibtex ]

2013. A semantic account of mirative evidentials (with Jessica Rett). Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory 23. [ paper || bibtex ]

2012. Quantificational and Illocutionary Variability in Cheyenne. In Proceedings from SULA 6 (2011). [ paper || bibtex ]

2011. A Hamblin Semantics for Evidentials. In Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19 (2009). [ paper || bibtex ]

2008. Reflexivity and Reciprocity with(out) Underspecification. In Grönn, Atle (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12 (2007), 455-469. Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo, ILOS. [ paper || bibtex ]

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Cheyenne texts

The Absent Minded Indian (.pdf)

I'm Beading Moccasins (.pdf)


For more texts and information about Cheyenne or my fieldwork, see my Cheyenne page. See also the Cheyenne Dictionary.



fieldwork

2016. (June - July) Continuing semantic fieldwork on Cheyenne. Six weeks; Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana.

2015. (June - July) Continuing semantic fieldwork on Cheyenne. Five weeks; Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana.

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events

12-13 Nov 2016. 6th Cornell Workshop in Linguistics and Philosophy: Speech Acts. Co-organized with William Starr.



recent and upcoming talks

18 November 2016. The semantics of evidentials. Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, Harvard.

6-8 May 2016. Reportative indefinites. Invited talk, Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 9. University of California, Santa Cruz.

22-23 April 2016. Unstructured content, structured context. Invited talk, The Unstructured Conference, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University.

1-3 April 2016. Evidential indefinites. Invited talk, The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas, UQAM.

30 March 2016. Evidentials and Illocutionary Mood in Cheyenne. Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa.

5 Dec 2015. Force and conversational states (with William Starr). Differentiating Contents, Workshop, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University.

5 Dec 2015. Evidentials and varieties of update. Differentiating Contents, Workshop, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University.

22-25 Oct 2015. Expressing comparison in Cheyenne (with Todd Snider). 47th Algonquian Conference, University of Manitoba.

21-26 Sep 2015. Complex Connectives. Keynote speaker, Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, September 21–26, Tbilisi, Georgia.

26 March 2015. Complex connectives: Building disjunction from conjunction, Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin.

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