SYNTAX & SEMANTICS @ STANFORD




current students in syntax & semantics


Eric Acton
Semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, deixis, social meaning, meaning & function, style
Matt Adams
Syntax-phonology interface, prosody and constituent linearization
James Collins
Syntactic theory, syntax-semantics interface, syntax-morphology interface, crosslinguistic morphosyntactic and semantic variation, lexical semantics, experimental methods in syntax, semantics and pragmatics, Austronesian languages
Phil Crone
Semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, syntax, particularly Arabic syntax
Alex Djalali
Semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language. In particular, inference based models of language: natural logic more generally, aristotelean syllogisms and the monotonicity calculus in particular
Timothy Dozat
Experimental syntax, non-transformational approaches to theoretical syntax, computational models of language, the relationship between syntax and intonation
Isla Flores-Bayer
Semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, code-switching, language contact, variation, and change
Daniel Galbraith
Morphology, theories of case, syntax, lexical semantics, Scandinavian languages
Lelia Glass
Semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language. how context interacts with meaning, how speakers' goals interact with grammar
Sarah Kessler

Bonnie Krejci
Morphosyntax, lexical semantics, syntactic variation, typology
Sharese King
Experimental syntax, syntactic variation (with a lens on AAE), pragmatics, language acquisition
Masoud Jasbi
Acquisition of syntax and semantics, formal and computational semantics, the syntax of Persian, Indo-Aryan languages
Robin Melnick
formal analysis of syntactic variation and empirical research into its predictors, psycholinguistic and information theoretic models of cognition, interfaces among syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Prerna Nadathur

Dasha Popova
Semantics, pragmatics, Finno-Ugric languages

Formal semantics, pragmatics, rigorous approaches to discourse structure, phonology, logic
Natalia Silveira
Syntax, computational linguistics, mathematical linguistics, Brasilian Portuguese
Jessica Spencer
Creole syntax and semantics, English sentence processing