Conversation is a complex cognitive behaviour central to human existence. I investigate how this works, at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam.
My dissertation presents a unified, explanatory theory of exhaustivity and intonational meaning, centered on the role of attention in discourse. It attacks several long-standing assumptions in the field.
My experimental and corpus work on modified numerals (joint work with A. Brasoveanu) uses corpus data to predict how interpreters will deal with contextual underspecification in experimental pragmatics.