- semantics, pragmatics, and their interface
- theory of context
- language and reasoning
- the semantics/pragmatics of poetry
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. I am working on the project Between Language and Reasoning led by Salvador Mascarenhas. We are looking at the influence of pragmatic reasoning on different types of illusory inferences (fallacies) associated with disjunction.
Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher of the project "ObTrEx- Obligatory Triggers -- Experimental Evidence" which is part of the Priority Programme xprag.de. We investigated the obligatory insertion of additive particles, especially in downward-entailing environments, and its relation to (local) exhaustification. In collaboration with Florian Schwarz (but also project B2 of the SFB 833 in Tübingen) I am looking at the competition between definites and indefinites in different languages using eye- and mouse-tracking. I am also part of the group "Xprag - Dojo", where I am the leader of a project investigating the meaning of Japanese particles "wa" and "ga" compared to German contrastive topic/focus constructions.
Recent and upcoming presentations
October 2020 "More on the competition between indefinite and definite determiners -- a new hope for Maximize Presupposition?", Experimental and theoretical approaches to presuppositions, B2 Workshop University of Tübingen