I recently successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis Modal adjectives and the Grammar of Non-local Modification in the department of linguistics at McGill University. My main research field is semantics. In my work, I explore a number of topics at the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface.

My research interests (non-exhaustively) include:

  • Modification
  • Questions
  • Informativity
  • Tense and aspect


In September, I and Bernhard Schwarz presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 24 in Osnabrück. [handout]

In June, I and Bernhard Schwarz presented our new joint work on how many questions at the Workshop “Exhaustivity in Questions and Answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches” in Tübingen.

In the Winter term, I taught the course Semantics 2. The course was an advanced undergrad introduction to semantic theory, with special focus on modification.

“When Formal Semantics Meets Deep Learning” (with Amelia Bruno and Emily Goodwin). Talk given at Semantics Group, McGill University, May 4th , 2018.

“Non-local modification of possible: a ‘tough’ analysis”. Talk given at TOM 11, University of Ottawa, March 17th, 2018.

“A uniqueness puzzle: how many-questions and non-distributive predication” (with Bernhard Schwarz). In Robert Truswell et al., eds., Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21. [paper]