Semantics

Putting ‘Surprisingly’ in the Comparative

Collaborator:

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Gabriel Martínez Vera (UConn)

This collaborative project, with Gabriel Martínez Vera (UConn), aims at developing a unifying theory of degree surprisingly with bare adjectives and comparatives.

Nguyen, E. & Martinez Vera, G. (upcoming, October). A surprising comparison: a unified account of degree “surprisingly” with bare adjectives and comparatives. Poster at the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. [PDF]

The Ambiguity of the Attitude Verb ‘Xiang‘ in Mandarin Chinese

This project investigated a supposedly ambiguous attitude verb in Mandarin which allows for either a think or awant interpretation and what consequences such an attitude verb may have on the acquisition of attitude verbs.

Nguyen, E. Best of Both Worlds? Preliminary Observations of Xiang in Mandarin.

___ (2014). Poster at The 5th Annual UConn Language Fest. Storrs, CT, April 26, 2014. [PDF]

___ (2014). Paper presented at The Maryland-MIT-Harvard-UMass-UConn Workshop in Formal Linguistics (ECO-5). College Park, MD, April 19, 2014.

Nguyen, E. (2013). Observations on the Attitude Verb Xiang in Mandarin Chinese. Poster at the 1st Annual Philosophy and Linguistics Internal Workshop (PHLINT1). College Park, MD, April 6, 2013.

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