I am a linguist working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, a CNRS lab, at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Before that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Language, Logic, and Cognition Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before that, I did my PhD at McGill University in Montreal. And before that, I studied math and classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) at Loyola University Chicago. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Most of my research revolves around the interpretation of quantificational expressions, especially numerals, like three and seven, and so-called modified numerals, like fewer than five, at least three, up to ten, and between four and six. I am also interested in the formal properties of formal grammars and have worked in particular on the differences in generative capacity between Optimality Theory and ordered rewrite rules.

Apart from linguistics, I enjoy tinkering with Linux, learning about functional programming (like Haskell), and (when I have time) brewing beer. You can read about some of that stuff here.

The source code and license for the content of this website are available on GitHub.

You can contact me by email at brian.buccola@gmail.com.