Matthijs Westera


What am I currently up to?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Linguistics and Linguistic Theory research group in Barcelona. I'm working on:

Previously I worked on closed-world reasoning (exhaustivity), the pragmatics of joint attention, and the meaning of intonation.

Recent/upcoming presentations

January 30, 2020
Representing a concept by the distribution of names of its instances, joint work with Gemma Boleda and Sebastian Padó, presented at the Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands 30, Utrecht (slides)
December 18-20, 2019
Asking between the lines: Elicitation of evoked questions in text, presented at the Amsterdam Colloquium (paper, abstract, poster, slides)
December 5, 2019
Studying the anticipation of QUDs and discourse relations by crowdsourcing a dataset of 'evoked questions', GLiF seminar in Barcelona (slides)



Department of Translation and Language Sciences
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona

Office: 52.631