sarah e. murray

about

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University and a graduate field member in American Indian 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 ]

Accepted. Evidentials and Illocutionary Mood in Cheyenne. To appear in International Journal of American Linguistics. [ draft ]

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

To appear. Two Imperatives in Cheyenne: Some Preliminary Distinctions. Forthcoming in 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

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

2014. (February, June - July) Continuing semantic fieldwork on Cheyenne. Eight weeks; Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana.

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events

7-8 Nov 2015. 5th Cornell Workshop in Linguistics and Philosophy: Talking about Other Minds. Co-organized with William Starr.



recent and upcoming talks

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

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

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

30 March 2016. TBA. 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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