Publications

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Mbyá resultatives and the structure of causation

In Mbyá, target state resultative predicates can only be derived from inchoative verbs. This is in contrast with target state adjectival passives in better studied languages such as English, German and Greek, which can be derived from transitive causatives.

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Countability in Mbyá Guaraní

This paper investigates the distribution of individual denoting nouns and substance denoting nouns in Mbyá (Tupi-Guarani), with respect to plural marking, numerals and quantifiers.

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Embedded Imperatives in Mbyá

Published in Recursion across Domains, 2018

This paper discusses the interpretation of embedded imperatives in Mbyá, a Tupí-Guaraní language spoken in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

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Underspecification in Degree Operators

Published in Journal of Semantics, 2018

The goal of this article is to account for the recurrent homophony between comparison, additivity and continuation cross-linguistically.

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The present tense is not vacuous

Published in Journal of Semantics, 2015

This article presents a counter-argument to Sauerland’s (2002) claim that the present tense is vacuous.

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Reference to degrees and nominalization in Mbyá

Published in The art and craft of semantics: a Festschrift for Irene Heim, 2014

This paper investigates the interaction between comparison and nominalization through the analysis of data from Mbyá Guaraní, a Tupí-Guaraní language spoken in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

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A note on the analysis of too as a discourse marker

Published in Revista LinguíStica, 2013

Abstract: Heim (1990) and Kripke (2009) argue that the adverb too is a trigger of presuppositions that cannot be accommodated, i.e. a hard trigger (Abusch 2002). Contrary to this view Zeevat (2003,b) proposed that too should rather be analyzed as a marker of additive discourse relations, which he argues explains its resistance to accommodation. In this squib, I show that presuppositional analyses of too are actually as explanatory as the discourse marker analysis in this respect, and that the latter faces serious issues with sentences with contrastive topics. I conclude that nothing is gained by reanalyzing hard presupposition triggers as discourse markers.

Proxy Counterfactuals

Published in Snippets, 2008

A note on proxy-counterfactuals, sentences like If I were you, I would go to the beach.

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