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Gregory Ward

Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road, Suite 21
Evanston, IL 60208-4090
Tel.: (847) 491-8055
Fax: (847) 491-3770
Email: gw@northwestern.edu
Internet: http://www.gregoryward.org

 

Education

1985 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Thesis: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing. Advisor: Ellen F. Prince.
1978 B.A. in Linguistics (with Honors) and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley. Graduated with Great Distinction in General Scholarship from the College of Letters & Sciences. Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Appointments

Current:
1997 - Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
2014 - Professor, by courtesy, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University (Affiliated Faculty since 2007).
2014 - Member of the Advisory Board, Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies,
Northwestern University.
Other:
2015 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago.
2013 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2011 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder.
2011 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Vigo, Spain. June.
2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Osnabrück, Germany. July.
2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University. May.
2009 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
2008 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June.
2007 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, Stanford University.
2003 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, Michigan State University.
1999 - 04 Chair, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
1997 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, Cornell University.
1996 Visiting Professor, UFR Angellier (Department of English), Université Charles deGaulle - Lille 3.
1993 Faculty, LSA Linguistic Institute, The Ohio State University.
1991 - 97 Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
1986 - 97 Consultant, AT&T Labs - Research (formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories); MurrayHill, New Jersey.
1986 - 91 Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
1985 - 86 Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, San Diego State University.

 

Academic Awards

2012 Recipient of the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the Academic Year 2011-2012.
2009 Elected Fellow, Linguistic Society of America.
2004 - 05 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
1986 Recipient of a Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, College of Arts & Letters, San Diego State University.

 

Research Support

2008 Catherine O'Connor (PI) and Gregory Ward (Co-PI); "Workshop on Animacy and Information Status Annotation"; National Science Foundation; total direct costs: $30,000; project period: 7/1/08-12/31/08.
2007 - 08 Gregory Ward (PI); "Distinguishing among Contextually-Determined Aspects of Utterance Meaning: An Empirical Investigation"; Northwestern University Research Grant; award amount: $3532; project period: 5/10/07-5/10/08, extended to 8/31/09.
2003 - 06 Julia Hirschberg (PI) and Gregory Ward (Co-PI); "Dialog Prosody in Interactive Voice Response Systems"; National Science Foundation; total direct costs: $1,380,710; original project period: 9/1/03-6/30/06, extended to 6/30/07.
2002 - 05 Doug Medin, Sandra Waxman and Gregory Ward (Co-PIs); "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Culture, Language and Cognition: A Proposal to Develop Externally-Supported Graduate and Postdoctoral Training"; Northwestern University; total award: $100,000; project period: 9/1/02-8/31/05.
1991 - 96 Gail McKoon (PI), Gregory Ward and Roger Ratcliff (Co-PIs); "Intonation and Sentence Processing" (CMS 5 R01 DC01240-01); National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; total direct costs approved: $520,243; project period: 9/1/91-8/31/95 (extended to 8/31/96).
1991 - 93 Gregory Ward (PI); "A Computational Approach to Identifying Antecedents in Large Corpora"; Northwestern University Research Grant; award amount: $4995; project period: 6/1/91-8/31/93.
1991 Northwestern University Grant for Educational Excellence; proposal for a new course in Cognitive Science; award amount: $3000.
1990 National Science Foundation travel grant to attend the 9th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Halkidiki, Greece.

 

Publications

Books:
2006 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward, eds. Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo- Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn. [Studies
in Language Companion series, Volume 80.] Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 354 pp.
2004 Horn, Laurence R. and Gregory Ward, eds. The Handbook of Pragmatics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 847 pp.
2002 Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum, in collaboration with Laurie Bauer, Betty J. Birner, Ted Briscoe, Peter Collins, David Denison, David Lee, Anita Mittwoch, Geoffrey Nunberg, Frank Palmer, John Payne, Peter Peterson, Lesley Stirling, and Gregory Ward. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1860 pp. [Winner of the Linguistic Society of America's Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for 2001-2003.]
1998 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. Information Status and Noncanonical Word Order in English. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 314 pp.
1988 Ward, Gregory. The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing. [Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics series.] New York: Garland. 272 pp.
Refereed Journal Articles:
2012 Doran, Ryan, Gregory Ward, Meredith Larson, Yaron McNabb, and Rachel E. Baker. "A Novel Experimental Paradigm for Distinguishing Between 'What is Said' and
'What is Implicated'," in Language 88:124-154.
2009 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "Information Structure and Syntactic Structure," in Language and Linguistics Compass 3:1167-1187.
2009 Doran, Ryan, Rachel Baker, Yaron McNabb, Meredith Larson, and Gregory Ward. "On the Non-Unified Nature of Scalar Implicature: An Empirical Investigation," in International Review of Pragmatics 1:1-38.
2007 Birner, Betty J., Jeffrey P. Kaplan, and Gregory Ward. "Functional Compositionality and the Interaction of Discourse Constraints," in Language 83:323-349.
2004 Ward, Gregory. "Equatives and Deferred Reference," in Language 80:262-289.
1996 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "A Crosslinguistic Study of Postposing in Discourse," in Language and Speech: Special Issue on Discourse, Syntax, and Information 39:113-142.
1995 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "Definiteness and the English Existential," in Language 71:722-742.
1995 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "The Interpretation of the High-Rise Question Contour in English," in Journal of Pragmatics 24:407-412.
1994 McKoon, Gail, Roger Ratcliff, and Gregory Ward. "Testing Theories of Language Processing: An Empirical Investigation of the On-Line Lexical Decision Task," in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 20:1219- 1228.
1993 McKoon, Gail, Roger Ratcliff, Gregory Ward, and Richard Sproat. "Syntactic Prominence Effects on Discourse Processes," in Journal of Memory and Language 32:593-607.
1993 McKoon, Gail, Gregory Ward, Roger Ratcliff, and Richard Sproat. "Morphosyntactic and Pragmatic Factors Affecting the Accessibility of Discourse Entities," in Journal of Memory and Language 32:56-75.
1993 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "The Semantics and Pragmatics of and everything," in Journal of Pragmatics 19:205-214.
1992 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "On the Interpretation of VP Inversion in American English," in Journal of Linguistics 28:1-12.
1992 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "The Influence of Pitch Range, Duration, Amplitude and Spectral Features on the Interpretation of the Rise-Fall-Rise Intonation Contour in English," in Journal of Phonetics 20:241-251.
1991 Ward, Gregory, Richard Sproat, and Gail McKoon. "A Pragmatic Analysis of So- Called Anaphoric Islands," in Language 67:439-474.
1991 Ward, Gregory and Ellen F. Prince. "On the Topicalization of Indefinite NPs," in Journal of Pragmatics 16:167-177.
1991 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "Accent and Bound Anaphora," in Cognitive Linguistics 2:101-121.
1991 Ward, Gregory and Julia Hirschberg. "A Pragmatic Analysis of Tautological Utterances," in Journal of Pragmatics 15:507-520.
1990 Ward, Gregory. "The Discourse Functions of VP Preposing," in Language 66:742- 763.
1985 Ward, Gregory and Julia Hirschberg. "Implicating Uncertainty: The Pragmatics of Fall-Rise Intonation," in Language 61:747-776.
1983 Ward, Gregory. "A Pragmatic Analysis of Epitomization: Topicalization It's Not," in Papers in Linguistics 17:145-161.
Conference/Workshop Proceedings:
2015 Doran, Ryan and Gregory Ward. "Demonstratives with Distributed Interpretations," to appear in Proceedings of the Fifty-First Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS).
2015 Doran, Ryan and Gregory Ward. "Proximate Demonstratives in Predicate NPs," to appear in Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 41).
2012 Ward, Gregory. "Brave New Would: Demonstrative Equatives and Information Structure," to appear in Proceedings of the Forty-First Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 2011), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. Pp. 140-160.
2010 Ward, Gregory, Christopher Ahern, and Tom Hayden. "An Empirical Investigation of Typicality and Uniqueness Effects on Article Choice in Attributive-Possession NPs," in Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 36). To appear on-line in eLanguage.
2008 Ward, Gregory. "Brave New Would," in Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. [Invited submission] Pp. 81-105.
2008 Kehler, Andrew and Gregory Ward. "Event Reference and Morphological Transparency," in Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 2007), University of California - San Diego. Pp. 115-127.
2008 Benus, Stefan, Agustín Gravano, Julia Hirschberg, Elisa Sneed, and Gregory Ward. "The Effect of Prosody and Semantic Modality on the Assessment of Speaker Certainty," in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP-2008). Pp. 401-404.
2007 Hirschberg, Julia, Agustín Gravano, Ani Nenkova, Elisa Sneed, and Gregory Ward. "Intonational Overload: Uses of the Downstepped (H* !H* L- L%) Contour in Read and Spontaneous Speech," in Laboratory Phonology 9, edited by Jennifer Cole and José I. Hualde. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 455-482.
2006 Ward, Gregory. "Comments on 'Unaccommodating Presuppositions: A NeoGricean View' by Barbara Abbott." http://ling.osu.edu/pragwiki/file/5/54/Ward-re-abbotun.pdf
1995 Bowdle, Brian and Gregory Ward. "Generic Demonstratives," in Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting Berkeley Linguistics Society, 32-43. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
1994 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "Uniqueness, Familiarity, and the Definite Article in English," in Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 93-102. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
1994 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "English There-Sentences and Information Status," in Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference and of the Workshop on Discourse, The Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics. Pp.165-183.
1993 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "There-Sentences and Inversion as Distinct Constructions: A Functional Account," in Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Pp. 27-39. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
1988 Ward, Gregory and Julia Hirschberg. "Intonation and Propositional Attitude: The Pragmatics of L*+H L H%," in Proceedings of the Fifth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics. Pp. 512-522.
1987 Sproat, Richard and Gregory Ward. "Pragmatic Considerations in Anaphoric Island Phenomena," in Papers from the Twenty-Third Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Pp. 321-335.
1987 Hirschberg, Julia, Diane Litman, Janet Pierrehumbert, and Gregory Ward. "Intonation and the Intentional Structure of Discourse," in Proceedings of the International Joint Congress on Artificial Intelligence. Pp. 636-639.
1985 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "Fall-Rise Intonation and the Place of Intonational 'Meaning' in Linguistic Theory," in Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Pp. 447-458. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
1984 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "A Semantico-Pragmatic Analysis of Fall-Rise Intonation," in Papers from the Twentieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Pp. 173-180.
Book Chapters/Articles:
2015 Doran, Ryan and Gregory Ward. "A Preliminary Taxonomy of the Uses of English Demonstratives," to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Reference, edited by Barbara Abbott and Jeanette Gundel. Oxford: Oxford University Press. To appear.
2015 Ward, Gregory, Betty J. Birner, and Elsi Kaiser. "Pragmatics and Information Structure," to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, edited by Yan Huang. Oxford: Oxford University Press. To appear. [Also available in electronic format in Oxford Handbooks Online, edited by Yan Huang <www.oxfordhandbooks.com>.]
2011 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "Discourse Effects of Word Order Variation," in Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Volume 2 (HSK 33.2), edited by Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn, and Paul Portner. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 1934-1963.
2009 Larson, Meredith, Ryan Doran, Yaron McNabb, Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, and Gregory Ward. "Distinguishing the SAID from the IMPLICATED Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm," in Semantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to Theory, edited by Uli Sauerland and Kazuko Yatsushiro. Berlin: Palgrave MacMillan. Pp. 74-93.
2008 Ward, Gregory. "Equatives and Deferred Reference," in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Jeanette K. Gundel and Nancy Hedberg. New Directions in Cognitive Science series. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 73-92.
2007 Ward, Gregory, Jeffrey P. Kaplan, and Betty J. Birner. "Epistemic Would, Open Propositions, and Truncated Clefts," in The Grammar-Pragmatics Interface, edited by Nancy Hedberg and Ron Zacharski. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 77-90.
2006 Kehler, Andrew and Gregory Ward. "Referring Expressions and Conversational Implicature," in Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn, edited by Betty J. Birner and Gregory Ward. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 183-200.
2006 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "Information Structure," in The Handbook of English Linguistics, edited by Bas Aarts and April McMahon. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Pp. 291-317.
2005 Ward, Gregory and Andrew Kehler. "Syntactic Form and Discourse Accessibility," in Anaphora Processing: Linguistic, Cognitive and Computational Modelling, edited by António Branco, Tony McEnery, and Ruslan Mitkov. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, vol. 263. Pp. 365-384.
2004 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "Information Structure and Noncanonical Syntax," in The Handbook of Pragmatics, edited by Laurence R. Horn and Gregory Ward. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Pp. 153-174.
2004 Kehler, Andrew and Gregory Ward. "Constraints on Ellipsis and Event Reference," in The Handbook of Pragmatics, edited by Laurence R. Horn and Gregory Ward. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Pp. 383-403.
2003 Ward, Gregory, Betty J. Birner, and Jeffrey P. Kaplan. "A Pragmatic Analysis of the Epistemic Would Construction in English," in Modality in Contemporary English, edited by Roberta Facchinetti, Manfred Krug, and Frank Palmer. [Topics in English Linguistics 44, General Editors: Bernd Kortmann and Elizabeth Closs  Traugott.] Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 71-79.
2002 Ward, Gregory, Betty Birner, and Rodney Huddleston. "Information packaging," Chapter 16 of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 1363-1447.
2001 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "Discourse and Information Structure," in The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, edited by Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, and Heidi E. Hamilton. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Pp. 119-137.
1999 Kehler, Andrew and Gregory Ward. "On the Semantics and Pragmatics of 'Identifier so'," in The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface from Different Points of View, edited by Ken Turner. [Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface series, Volume I.] Amsterdam: Elsevier. Pp. 233-256.
1999 Horn, Laurence R. and Gregory Ward. "Pragmatics," in The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences, edited by Robert A. Wilson and Frank Keil. Cambridge: MIT Press. Pp. 661-664.
1999 Ward, Gregory. "A Comparison of Postposed Subjects in English and Italian," in Function and Structure, edited by Akio Kamio and Ken-ichi Takami. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 3-21.
1997 Ward, Gregory. "The Battle over Anaphoric 'Islands': Syntax vs. Pragmatics," in Directions in Functional Linguistics, edited by Akio Kamio. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 199-219.
1996 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "On the Discourse Function of Rightward Movement in English," in Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, edited by Adele Goldberg. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information. Pp. 463-479.
1992 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "VP Inversion and Aspect in Written Texts," in Cooperating with Written Texts: The Pragmatics and Comprehension of Written Texts, edited by Dieter Stein. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 575-588.
Invited Review Articles, Book Reviews/Notices, Working Papers, and Other Publications:
2011 Ward, Gregory, Betty J. Birner, Laurence R. Horn, Barbara Abbott, Pauline Jacobson, and Jerrold M. Sadock. Ellen F. Prince; obituary in Language 87:866-872.
2007 Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language (2003) by Donna Jo Napoli; book review in Language 83:654-657.
2006 Horn, Laurence R. and Gregory Ward. "On the Other Hand: A Response to Some Reflections on a Recent Handbook," in Intercultural Pragmatics 3-1:107-110.
1999 Ward, Gregory and Laurence R. Horn. "Phatic Communication and Relevance Theory: A Reply to Zegarac & Clark," in Journal of Linguistics 35:555-564.
1998 Word's Out: Gay Men's English (1996) by William L. Leap; book review in Journal of the History of Sexuality 8:693-695.
1997 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "Response to Abbott," in Language 73:109-112.
1995 From Discourse Process to Grammatical Construction: On Left-Dislocation in English (1992) by Ronald Geluykens; book review in Language 71:366-369.
1994 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "A Unified Account of English Fronting Constructions," in Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 1, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 159-165.
1993 Ward, Gregory and Betty J. Birner. "There-Sentences and Information Status," in Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 5, edited by Laurel Stvan, et al. Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University. Pp. 51-68.
1992 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "On the Use and Interpretation of and everything," in Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 4, edited by Talke MacFarland, et al. Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University. Pp. 13-19.
1991 Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding (1989) by Georgia Green; book review in Language 67:345-347.
1991 Birner, Betty J. and Gregory Ward. "A Pragmatic Analysis of VP Inversion," in Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 3, edited by Larin Adams, et al. Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University. Pp. 13-29.
1989 Hirschberg, Julia and Gregory Ward. "On the Role of Accent in the Interpretation of Bound Anaphora," in Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2, edited by Betty J. Birner, et al. Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University. Pp. 13-30.
1988 Ward, Gregory and Julia Hirschberg. "The Pragmatics of Tautology," in Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 1, edited by Betty J. Birner, et al. Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University. Pp. 1-15.
1986 On the Grammar and Semantics of Sentence Accents (1983) by Carlos Gussenhoven; book notice in Language 62:707-708. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1985 Ward, Gregory. "A Functional Analysis of VP Fronting," in Penn Review of Linguistics, edited by Christopher Cieri, et al. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 50-62.
1984 Ward, Gregory and Julia Hirschberg. "In from the Periphery: Fall-Rise Intonation and the Intonational Autonomy Hypothesis," in Penn Review of Linguistics, edited by Dana Boatman, et al. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 37-49.
1983 Ward, Gregory. "On Non-Reflexive Pronouns in Reflexive Environments," in Penn  Review of Linguistics, edited by Sharon Ash, et al. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 12-19.
1981 Ward, Gregory. "Identifying Speech Acts on the Basis of Inferred Goals," in Penn  Review of Linguistics, edited by Franz Seitz, et al. Department of Linguistics,University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 58-66.

 

Oral Presentations

Invited Colloquia, Presentations at Workshops and Symposia, and Plenaries:
2015 Speaker, Hornucopia: A workshop honoring Laurence R. Horn, Yale University, November.
2014 Keynote speaker, 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA), UCLA, October.
2014 The Center for Cognitive Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. September.
2014 Keynote speaker, 2014 SDSU Linguistics Spring Colloquium, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. April.
2014 Keynote speaker, 2014 Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium. Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN. March.
2014 Keynote speaker, 2014 UNC Linguistics Spring Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. March. 
2014 Speaker, Special Session on Sentence Processing Research in Experimental Pragmatics, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. March.
2012 Speaker, Workshop on Information, Discourse Structure and Levels of Meaning, Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. October.
2012 Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. March.
2012 Department of Linguistics, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. February.
2012 Speaker, Workshop on the Discourse-Semantics Interface in Memory of Ellen F. Prince, "Pioneering the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Ellen F. Prince's Early  Contributions to Information Structure," LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. January.
2012 Panelist, Organized Session organized by the Linguistic Society of America's Committee on Student Issues and Concerns (COSIAC), LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. January.
2011 Plenary Speaker, Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. November.
2011 Speaker, Organized Session entitled "(Re)vamping the Queericulum: Issues in the Teaching of Language and Sexuality," Expanding the Circle LGBTQ Conference, San Francisco, CA. March. [with Matthew Bronson]
2011 Panelist, Organized Session entitled "Navigating Grad School and Beyond: Skills for Academic Success," LSA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. January.
2010 Department of Linguistics, Indiana University. November.
2010 Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. November.
2010 Speaker, Symposium on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sociolinguistic Meaning, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University. June.
2010 Discussant in the Workshop entitled "Towards a Linguistically-Motivated Annotation Scheme for Information Status," LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. January.
2009 Plenary Speaker, Role and Reference Grammar Conference, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. August.
2009 Plenary Speaker, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. April.
2009 Tribute Symposium in Honor of Ellen F. Prince, LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. January.
2008 Speaker, Trondheim Reference Festival, University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway. October.
2008 Speaker, Invitational Symposium on Variation in English, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany. July.
2008 Speaker, Workshop on Noncanonical Word Order, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. June.
2008 Northwestern Philosophy and Linguistics Workgroup (PhLing), Northwestern University, May. [with Ryan Doran]
2008 Abraham Demoz Memorial Undergraduate Lecture, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, May.
2008 Plenary Speaker, 44th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 44), University of Chicago. May.
2008 Plenary Speaker, 17th Annual Linguistics Symposium, California State University, Fullerton. April.
2007 Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago. November.
2007 Language and Cognition Series, Northwestern University. May.
2006 Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. November.
2006 Speaker, Workshop on Presupposition Accommodation, The Ohio State University. October.
2006 Plenary Panel on the Future of the Profession, LSA Summer Meeting, Michigan State University. June.
2005 Chicago Syntax-Semantics Circle. November.
2005 Plenary Speaker, Connectives as Discourse Landmarks Conference, UFR d'Etudes Anglophones, Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, France. May.
2005 Department of English, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. May.
2005 Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz. May.
2005 Cognitive Science Group, Stanford University. April.
2005 Speaker, Workshop on the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface in Honor of Ellen F. Prince, University of Pennsylvania. April.
2005 Department of Linguistics, Stanford University. March.
2005 Department of Linguistics, University of California - Berkeley. February.
2004 Panelist, Linguistic Perspectives on Discourse Analysis, Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago. August. [with Betty J. Birner]
2004 Department of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. April.
2004 Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University. April.
2003 Commentator, Pragmatics and Foundations of Discourse Workshop, University of Michigan. November.
2003 Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester. October.
2003 Center for Cognitive Science, University at Buffalo. October.
2003 Department of Linguistics, Stanford University. May.
2003 Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University. April.
2003 Annual Lecture on Linguistic Pedagogy, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University. April.
2003 Department of Psychology, Temple University. April.
2003 Speaker, Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science Workshop, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. February.
2002 Program in Cognitive Science, University of Arizona. April.
2000 Department of Cognitive and Linguistics Sciences, Brown University. December.
2000 Department of Applied Linguistics, Boston University. December.
2000 Plenary Speaker, Second International Conference on Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Cambridge University, England. September.
1999 Speaker and panel member, The International Pragmatics Conference (Pragma99), Hebrew University. Jerusalem, Israel. June.
1999 Fourth Annual Linguistics Emeritus Lecture, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University. May.
1999 Speaker, Special Session on Linguistics 2K, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, LSA Annual Meeting. Los Angeles. January.
1998 Speaker, Symposium on the Linguistics Sciences in a Changing Context, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. October.
1998 Plenary Speaker, Mid-American Linguistics Conference, Southern Illinois University. October.
1998 Participant, Third Discourse Resource Initiative/Discourse Tagging Workshop, sponsored by Chiba University and the Japanese Ministry of Education. Chiba, Japan. May.
1997 Plenary Speaker, First International Conference on Cognitive Science, Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. August.
1997 Lecturer at the Kansai Linguistic Summer Seminar, Kobe University. Kobe, Japan.August.
1996 Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York. York, England. November.
1996 Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. October.
1996 Discussant, Fifth International Pragmatics Conference, National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico City. July.
1996 Plenary Speaker, Seventh Annual Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica Conference, The Ohio State University. May.
1996 Cognitive Science Group, University of Rochester. March.
1996 Plenary Speaker, Ninth Annual CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, CUNY Graduate Center. New York. March.
1996 Lecture series on language, Department of English, University of Montevallo. February.
1995 Department of Linguistics, Southern Illinois University. December.
1995 Department of Linguistics, Thammasat University. Bangkok, Thailand. March.
1995 Department of Linguistics, Iowa State University. February.
1995 Annual Quentin Johnson Memorial Linguistics Lecture, Iowa State University. February.
1994 Program in Linguistics, University of Michigan. March.
1993 Discussant, Fourth International Pragmatics Conference, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. Kobe, Japan. July.
1993 Participant, Workshop on Prosodically Transcribed Data and Transcription Tools for Linguistic Research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The Ohio State University. June.
1993 Participant, Workshop on Centering Theory in Naturally-Occurring Discourse, sponsored by the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania. May.
1991 Speaker, International Symposium on the Future of Functional Linguistics, sponsored by Dokkyo University. Tokyo, Japan. December.
1991 Department of Linguistics, Purdue University. October.
1991 Speaker, Workshop on the Grammatical Foundations of Prosody and Discourse, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, University of California, Santa Cruz. June.
1991 Speaker, Workshop on the Pragmatics of Language, sponsored by the University of Chicago. April.
1989 Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February.
1988 Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University. November. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1988 Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. October.
1988 Department of Linguistics, San Diego State University. March.
1988 Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder. February.
1988 Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. February.
1987 Department of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. October.
1987 Language and Cognition Series, Northwestern University. February.
1986 Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago. December.
1986 Department of Linguistic Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Murray Hill, New Jersey. January.
1985 Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. Boston. March
1985 Burroughs Corporation [Unisys]. Philadelphia. April.
1984 Sloan Cognitive Science Group, University of Pennsylvania. October. [with Julia Hirschberg]
Presentations at Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia (Unpublished):
2016 "The Effect of Verbal Aspect and Verb Type on the Salience of Discourse Entities," 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. March. [with Meghan Salomon]
2016 "On the Incorporation of Generalized Conversational Implicatures into WHAT IS SAID: An Experimental Investigation," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. January. [with William (Sid) Horton and Christopher Schmader]
2016 "The Effect of Perfective Aspect on the Salience of Discourse Entities," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January. [with Meghan Salomon]
2015 "On the Incorporation of Generalized Conversational Implicatures into WHAT IS SAID: An Experimental Investigation," Experimental Pragmatics (XPRAG) 2015, University of Chicago. July. [with William (Sid) Horton and Chris Schmader]
2014 "Using Sentence Recognition to Distinguish Generalized Conversational Implicature from WHAT IS SAID," Special Session on Sentence Processing Research in Experimental Pragmatics, 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. March. [with William (Sid) Horton and Chris Schmader]
2014 "Proximate Demonstratives in Predicate NPs," LSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. January. [with Ryan Doran]
2014 "Leftward Ho: The Interaction of Topicalization and Left-Dislocation in English," LSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. January. [with Betty Birner]
2013 "Speaker Affect and Proximate Demonstratives in Predicate NPs," LSA Annual
Meeting, Boston, MA. January. [with Ryan Doran]
2012 "The Effects of Information Structural Constraints on the Processing of Full Passives," Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Montreal,
Canada. July. [with Christopher Schmader]
2012 "The Effects of Information Structural Constraints on the Processing of Full Passives," Organized Session on the Discourse-Semantics Interface in Memory of Ellen F. Prince, LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. January. [with Christopher Schmader]
2011 "Reference, Telicity, and Information Structure," LSA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. January. [with Hannah Rohde]
2010 "An Empirical Investigation of Typicality and Uniqueness Effects on Article Choice," LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. January. Also presented at the Semantics Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP 2009), University of Chicago, IL. November, 2009. [with Christopher Ahern and Thomas Hayden]
2008  "Distinguishing between the SAID and the IMPLICATED: An Empirical Investigation," Third Annual Midwest Workshop on Semantics, The Ohio State University, OH. October. [with Rachel Baker, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Yaron McNabb]
2008 "The Effects of Scale Type and Salience on the Interpretation of Scalar Implicature," LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Yaron McNabb]
2008 "The Effect of Semantic Modality on the Assessment of Speaker Certainty," LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January. [with Stefan Benus, Agustín Gravano, Julia Hirschberg, and Elisa Sneed]
2007 "Distinguishing the SAID from the IMPLICATED Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm," Experimental Pragmatics 2007, Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS), Berlin, Germany. December. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Yaron McNabb]
2007 "The Problem with having sex," Plenary Speaker at the Fourteenth Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference; American University, Washington, D.C. February.
2007 "Distinguishing among Contextually-Determined Aspects of Utterance Meaning: An Empirical Investigation," LSA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. January. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Yaron McNabb]
2004 "A Compositional Analysis of Clefts and Epistemic-would Equatives," Second International Conference on Modality in English, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour. September. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2004 "Intonational Overload: Uses of the H* !H* L- L% Contour in Read and Spontaneous Speech," Ninth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. June. [with Julia Hirschberg, Agustín Gravano, Ani Nenkova, and Elisa Sneed]
2004 "Epistemic Would, Clefts, and Functional Compositionality," Texas Linguistic Society 8: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, University of Texas at Austin, TX. March. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2003 "Epistemic Would, Open Propositions, and Truncated Clefts," ESSLLI Workshop on Conditional and Unconditional Modality, 15th European Summer School in Logic,  Language, and Information (ESSLLI 2003), Vienna University of Technology,Vienna, Austria. August. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2003 "Epistemic Modals and Temporal Reference," LSA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. January. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2002 "Syntactic Form and Discourse Accessibility," 4th International Conference on Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution (DAARC2002); University of Lisbon, Portugal. September. [with Andrew Kehler]
2002 "Deferred Equatives," LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA. January. [with Samuel Tilsen]
2001 "A Pragmatic Analysis of the Epistemic Would Construction in English," International Conference on Modality in Contemporary English; University of Verona, Italy. September. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2001 "Epistemic Would and Pragmatic Ambiguity," Midwest Conference on Film, Language, and Literature; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. March. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2001 "Epistemic Must and Would: A Pragmatic Differentiation," San Diego State University Linguistics Student Association Spring Colloquium, San Diego, CA. March. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
2001 "Preposing and Relevance Theory," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January.
2001 "Open Propositions and Epistemic Would," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January. [with Betty J. Birner and Jeffrey P. Kaplan]
1999 "Identifier So and the Information Status of Discourse Referents," LSA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. January. [with Andrew Kehler]
1998 "Teaching LGBT Language from a Linguistic Perspective," Sixth Annual Lavender  Languages and Linguistics Conference; American University, Washington, D.C.September. [with Grant Goodall]
1998 "Word Order as a Pragmatic Cue for Sentence Processing," LSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY. January. [with Jeffrey Loewenstein and Pablo Gomez]
1998 "On the Processing of Preposed Word Order in English," 11th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. March. [with Jeffrey Loewenstein and Pablo Gomez]
1997 "Teaching LGBT Language from a Linguistic Perspective," Fifth Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference; American University, Washington, D.C. September.
1996. "Discourse Functions of Syntax and Bridging," Ninth Annual CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, New York, NY. March. [with Betty J. Birner]
1996 "A Comparison of Postposed Subjects in English and Italian," LSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. January.
1995 "Category Variability and the English Demonstrative System," Fourth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Albuquerque NM. July. [with Brian Bowdle]
1995 "English There-Sentences and Italian Subject Postposing," First International  Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics; University of Brighton, United
Kingdom. April.
1995 "On the Anaphoric Status of do so," LSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. January. [with Andrew Kehler]
1994 "Definites, Uniqueness, and Speaker Intent," LSA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. January. [with Betty J. Birner]
1994 "Constituents Out in Left Field: The Functions of Fronting in English," LSA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. January. [with Betty J. Birner]
1993 "Definiteness and There-Sentences," International Pragmatics Conference; Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan. July. [with Betty J. Birner]
1993 "There Isn't the Definiteness Effect to Deal With Anymore," LSA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. January. [with Betty J. Birner]
1992 "The Interpretation of the High-Rise Question Contour in English," LSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. January. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1992 "The Interpretation of and everything and Everything" LSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. January. [with Betty J. Birner]
1991 "How Morphosyntactic and Pragmatic Factors Affect the Accessibility of Discourse Entities," Symposium on Discourse Structure in Natural Language Understanding and Generation, sponsored by the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI); Asilomar, CA. November. [with Gail McKoon, Roger Ratcliff, and Richard Sproat]
1991 "A Pragmatic Analysis of Outbound Anaphora and Vice Versa," Conference on Grammatical Foundations of Prosody and Discourse, sponsored by NSF; University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. July. [with Richard Sproat]
1991. "The Forest Behind the Trees: Pragmatic Competence and Syntactic Choice," Tutorial at the Workshop on the Grammatical Foundations of Prosody and Discourse; sponsored by NSF. University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. June. [with Ellen F. Prince, Enric Vallduví, and Betty J. Birner]
1991 "A Pragmatic Analysis of VP Inversion," LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January. [with Betty J. Birner]
1990 "On the Presuppositional Nature of Inversion Constructions," 9th World Conference of Applied Linguistics; Thessaloniki, Greece. April.
1990 "On the Processing of So-Called Anaphoric Islands," Third Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. March. [with Gail McKoon, Roger Ratcliff, and Richard Sproat]
1989 "A Functional Analysis of VP Preposing," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. December.
1989 "A Semantico-Pragmatic Taxonomy of English Inversion," LSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. December. [with Betty J. Birner]
1989 "VP Inversion and Aspectual Ambiguity in Written Texts," The Pragmatics and Comprehension of Written Texts; University of Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany. September. [with Betty J. Birner]
1988 "NP does too vs. so does NP: Distinguishing among Types of Ellipsis," LSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. December. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1988 "On the Role of Accent in the Interpretation of Bound Anaphora," Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, MO. November. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1987 "On Pragmatic Wars and Tautological Battles," LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1987 "Accent and Bound Anaphora," LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1987 "Phonetic Determinants of Uncertainty and Incredulity," International Pragmatics Conference; University of Antwerp, Belgium. August. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1986 "Reconciling Uncertainty with Incredulity: A Unified Account of the L*+H L H% Intonational Contour," LSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY. December. [with Julia Hirschberg]
1986 "On Topicalization and Indefinite NPs," LSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY. December. [with Ellen F. Prince]
1986 "On the Non-Isomorphism of Form and Function: An Analysis of VP Preposing," San Diego State University Linguistics Colloquium, San Diego, CA. April.
1985 "A Pragmatic Analysis of Proposition Affirmation," LSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. December.
1984 "A Functional Analysis of VP Fronting in English," LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. December.
1982 "On Non-Reflexive Pronouns in Reflexive Environments," LSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. December.
1982 "A Pragmatic Analysis of Epitomization: Topicalization It's Not," LSA Summer Meeting, College Park, MD. August.

 

Professional Organizations/Service and Peer Review

2016 - 18 Member of the Editorial Board, English Language and Linguistics
2014 - Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Language Related Research.
2012 - Member of the Executive Committee, American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA).
2012 - Member of the Editorial Board, French Review of English Linguistics.
2011 - 14 Member of the Board of Advisory Editors, Journal of Pragmatics.
2005 Co-organizer, Workshop on the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface in Honor of Ellen F. Prince, University of Pennsylvania. April. [with Betty J. Birner and Eleni Miltsakaki]
2004 - 08 Editor for the book series Language Alive!, Oxford University Press.
2002 - Advisory Editor for the book series Surveys in Semantics and Pragmatics, Oxford University Press.
2001 - 05 Member, Board of Directors of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA); initial term 2001-03, reappointed to second term.
2000 Invited participant at the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) Workshop on a Future NSF/SBE Research Initiative, Washington, D.C. October.
1997 - 14 Advisory Editor for the book series Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Elsevier Science Press.
1995 - 97 Member of the Editorial Board, Computational Linguistics.
1993 International Pragmatics Association. Session Chair, International Pragmatics Conference.
1991 American Association of Artificial Intelligence, Symposium Chair, AAAI.
1989 - 93

Association for Computational Linguistics

1993 Program Committee; Session Chair, 31st Annual Meeting
1989 Session Chair, 27th Annual Meeting

 

1981 - Linguistic Society of America
2014 Member, Editor of Language Search Committee
2012 Session Chair, LSA Annual Meeting
2012 Member, Secretary-Treasurer Search Committee
2009-14 Member, Fundraising Committee (two 3-year terms)
2009 Session Chair, LSA Annual Meeting
2008 Consultant to the Program Committee
2007 Consultant to the Program Committee
2006 Consultant to the Program Committee
2004-07 Secretary-Treasurer [elected position]
2003-07 Chair, Committee on Membership Services & Technology
2003 Consultant to the Program Committee
2000 Chair, Resolutions Committee
1999 Chair, Web Editorial Board
1999 Member, Travel Grants Committee
1998 Member, Resolutions Committee
1998 Consultant to the Program Committee
1997 - 99 Member, Executive Committee [elected position]
1997 Session Chair, LSA Annual Meeting
1996 - 97 Chair, Local Arrangements Committee
1995 Consultant to the Program Committee
1990 - 91 Member, Local Arrangements Committee

 

Reviewed manuscripts for Language, Psychological Review, Linguistics and Philosophy, Journal of Semantics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Journal of Memory and Language, Language and Speech, Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language Sciences, Philosophical Studies, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Word, English Text Construction, International Journal of Humor Research, ACL-MIT Series in Natural Language Processing, Oxford Studies in the History of English, Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook, Sage Publications.

Reviewed proposals for National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Japanese Society for Language Sciences.

Reviewed conference abstracts/papers for Workshop on Information, Discourse Structure and Levels of Meaning (IDL12), LSA Special Session on Information Structure and Discourse (2012); Association for Computational Linguistics XXXI; Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Conference III; Eastern States Conference on Linguistics 1994, 1995; Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica V, VI; International Conference on Computational Linguistics 1994; Penn Linguistics Colloquium 19, 20, 21; Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25; Student Conference in Linguistics 6; West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI; Western Conference on Linguistics 2007, 2008; Workshop on Focus in Grammar (UMass - Amherst); Third Conference on Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models 2009.

Reviewed course proposals for the 2011 LSA Linguistic Institute

 

Graduate Advising

Ph.D. Thesis Committees, Chair
  Julie Matsubura. "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Japanese Evidentials." In progress.
2004 Julie Moore. "Articles and Proper Names in L2 English." Current position: Director of English Language Programs, Northwestern University.
1992 Betty J. Birner. "The Discourse Function of Inversion in English." Current position: Professor, Northern Illinois University.
Ph.D. Thesis Committees, Member
  David Potter, Linguistics. "Remnant-Leaving Ellipsis and Information Structure." In progress.
Daniel Skibra, Philosophy. In progress.
2015 Christopher Schmader, Psychology. "Conceptual Effects of Grounding Definite Reference in Human Conversation and Human-Computer Interaction."
2012 Ryan Doran, Philosophy. "Explaining the Multiple Uses of Demonstrative Expressions."
2005 Ralph Rose, Linguistics. "The Relative Contribution of Syntactic and Semantic Prominence to the Salience of Discourse Entities."
1998 Pilar Ron, Linguistics. "The Position of the Subject in Spanish and Clausal Structure: Evidence from Dialectal Variation."
1998 Laurel Stvan, Linguistics. "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Bare Singular Noun Phrases."
1998 Joe Ruggiero, Communication Sciences and Disorders - Learning Disabilities. "The Contribution of Strategic Flexibility and Lexical Access Fluency on Working Memory and Reading Comprehension: An Examination of Ninth-Grade Reader Performance."
1997 Brian Bowdle, Psychology. "Conventionality, Polysemy, and Metaphor Comprehension."
1997 Lyman Casey, Psychology. "Count/Mass Syntax and Superordinate Categories: Evidence of a Conceptual Distinction and its Cognitive Implications."
1993 Shelley Wiley, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. "A Linguistic-Critical Reading of Sin and Death in Contemporary Christology and Comparison to the Atonement Theory of Irenaeus of Lyons."
M.A. Thesis Committees, Chair
2013 Chelsey A. Cooley, Linguistics. "An Empirical Investigation of the Use and Meaning of Weak Definites."
2002 Peter Tae Kyung Yoon, Linguistics. "Pragmatic Analysis of Translation: Representing the Information Status of Discourse Entities in the Bible."
1997 Claude Steinberg, Linguistics. "Meanings of Intonation Contours in Clause-Final Noun Phrases."
M.A. Thesis Committees, Member
2014 Corey Nelson, Linguistics. "Reconstructed Silence: What Binding Condition C Can Reveal about Sluicing."
2011 Elizabeth Mazzocco, Linguistics. "On the Nature of Indirect Speech Acts."
Qualifying Paper (QP) Committees, Chair
2012 Julie Matsubura, Linguistics. "An Empirical Investigation of the Felicity Conditions for the Japanese Evidentials rashii, sooda, and yooda."
2008 Celina Trout, Linguistics. "Person, Pragmatics, and Principle B."
B.A. Honors Thesis Committees, Member
2006 Stephanie Brody, Linguistics. "From Faithfulness to Factuality: Semantic Change in the English Vocabulary of Truth."

 

Courses Taught at Northwestern

Pragmatics
Reference
Implicature
Fundamentals of Meaning
Language and the Brain
Language and Sexuality
Freshman Seminars:
      Language and Sexual Identity

Graduate Seminars:
    Implicature
    Experimental
    Pragmatics
    Mutual Knowledge
    Relevance Theory
    Functions of Syntax

Service at Northwestern

Linguistics Department Service:
2013 - 14 Member, Tenure-Line Search Committee
2012 - 13 Member, Tenure-Line Search Committee
2010 - 11 Chair, Visiting Lecturer Workshop Committee
2008 - 09 Member, Middle East Studies Search Committee
2006 - 07 Member, Syntax Search Committee
2005 - 06 Member, Syntax/Semantics Search Committee (two positions)
2005 - 06 Member, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
1999 - 04 Department Chair
2003 - 04 Chair, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
2002 - 03 Chair, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
2002 - 03 Member, Psycholinguistics/Computational Linguistics Search Committee
2002 - 03 Director of Graduate Studies (Acting)
2001 - 02 Chair, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
2000 - 01 Chair, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
1991 - 99 Graduate Admissions Officer
1996 - 97 Chair, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
1996 - 97 Member, Syntax Search Committee
1995 - 96 Member, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
1992 - 93 Member, Phonology Search Committee
1991 - 92 Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee
1990 - 91 Chair, Syntax Search Committee
1987 - 91 Coordinator, Colloquium and Speaker Series
1987 - 88 Chair, Semantics Search Committee
Other Department/Program Service:
2005 - 06 Member, Department of Philosophy Search Committee (Analytic)
2003 - 04 Member, Department of Psychology Search Committee
2002 - 03 Member, Department of Philosophy Search Committee (Senior Level)
2001 - 02 Member, Department of Philosophy Search Committee (Senior Level)
2001 - 02 Member, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Search Committee (Open Rank)
2000 - 01 Member, Department of Philosophy Search Committee (Junior Level)
1999 - 00 Member, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Search Committee
1998 - 99 Chair, Cognitive Science Continuing Fellowship Committee
1997 - 99 Chair, Cognitive Science Advanced Fellowship Committee
1996 - 99 Member, Committee for the Program in Cognitive Science
1990 - 94 Member, Cognitive Science Steering Committee
1987 - 96 Member, Computer and Information Studies Program Committee
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Service:
2010 - 11 Chair, Ad Hoc Tenure Committee
2007 - 10 Member, Promotions Committee
2006 - 07 Member, Ad Hoc Tenure Committee
2005 - 06 Member, Promotions Committee
2003 - 04 Member, Promotions Committee
1998 - 99 Chair, Committee on Appeals
1996 - 98 Member, Committee on Appeals
1994 - 95 Chair, Curricular Policies Committee
1995 Faculty Lecture, New Student Week; title: "What Do You Say to a Child Who Hurted Her Foots? A Look at How Children Acquire Language"
1994 Faculty Lecture, New Student Week; title: "Great Expectations: Our Brains' Predisposition to Language"
1992 - 94 Member, Curricular Policies Committee
1990 - 91 Member, Committee on Academic Standing
University Service:
2009 - 11 Member, British Scholarships Committee
2009 Speaker at Faculty Recognition Dinner, 12/9/09
2008 - 10 Fellow, Cultural and Community Studies Residential College
2005 - 06 Fellow, Shepard Residential College
2003 - 04 Member, Fellowships Committee
2001 - 02 Chair, Dean of School of Continuing Studies Search Committee
2001 - 02 Member, Program Review Subcommittee on the Department of Anthropology
2000 - 01 Member, Institute for the Learning Sciences Transition Task Force
1999 - 01 Member, Cognitive Science Domain Dinner Faculty Planning Group
1998 - 00 Member, Northwestern Community Council
1997 - 99 Member, University Undergraduate Academic Conduct Committee
1990 - 91 Chair, University Research Grants Committee
1987 - 90 Member, University Research Grants Committee

 

Media Appearances

2013 Quoted in North by Northwestern, January 31.
http://northbynorthwestern.com/story/taking-the-taboo-out-of-fag/
2010 Quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times, March 16.
2010 Quoted in the Los Angeles Times, March 12.
2010 Quoted in the Chicago Tribune and on WLS-AM Radio; March 8.
2010 Quoted in the Chicago Tribune; February 2
2009 Appeared on "The Milt Rosenberg Show" [WGN Radio]; October 22.
2009 Quoted in the Daily Northwestern, February 12.
2008 Quoted in the Daily Northwestern, January 23.
2007 Quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times, June 24.
2007 Quoted in Out on the Net, http://www.outonthenet.com/article.html?id=764; February 21.
2004 Quoted in The New York Times; May 11.
2003 Quoted in Associated Press, http://www.CNN.com; November 4-5.
2002 Quoted in the Chicago Tribune; August 3.
2000 Quoted in the Chicago Tribune; May 16.
2000 Appeared on "New Year's Eve Special" [NBC Television]; January 1.
1999 Quoted in The New York Times; July 22.
1999 Appeared on "The Today Show" [NBC Television]; May 26.
1998 Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, The News Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, and The Chicago Sun-Times; August 23.
1998 Appeared on "The Milt Rosenberg Show" [WGN Radio]; April 16.

 

[February, 2016]

 

Professional Activities
Member of the Executive Board, American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA). Member of the Editorial Board, French Review of Linguistics. Member of the Board of Advisory Editors, Journal of Pragmatics. Served on the editorial board of Computational Linguistics, 1995-97. Series Editor for the series Language Today, published by Oxford University Press. Advisory Editor for the book series Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, published by Elsevier Science Press. Service to the Linguistic Society of America (LSA): Secretary-Treasurer (2004-07); Member of the Executive Committee (1997-99). Elected Fellow 2009. Recipient of the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University for the Academic Year 2011-2012.