Welcome! I’m an Assistant Professor of linguistics at Michigan State University. I specialize in formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics. This means I use math and logic to model how humans transmit thoughts back and forth, often using experimental methods along the way to help refine the models.
Specific research topics include numerical expressions, distributivity and collectivity, plurality, questions, ignorance and grammar, and competition in human language and beyond. Click here to read more.
Before coming to MSU, I was 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 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I completed my PhD in linguistics at McGill University.
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.