Meaning In Language Research Group (MILa)

Publications      

Submitted & Forthcoming

  • Dubinina, Irina Y. & Sophia A. Malamud (forthcoming) Emergent communicative norm in a contact language: indirect requests in Heritage Russian. Linguistics - an Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences.

  • Ettinger, Allyson & Sophia A. Malamud (in preparation) Mandarin utterance-final particle ba in the conversational scoreboard.
    [version for Sinn und Bedeutung 19 Proceedings]

  • 2014

  • Malamud, Sophia A. & Tamina Stephenson (2014) Three Ways to Avoid Commitments: Declarative Force Modifiers in the Conversational Scoreboard. Journal of Semantics doi: 10.1093/jos/ffu002
  •            see SemDial preproceedings below

  • Sophia A. Malamud. Dynamics of conversation and the emergence of illocutionary force. Invited keynote talk at Sinn und Bedeutung 19. [slides]

  • 2013

  • Ettinger, Allyson & Sophia A. Malamud. Mandarin utterance-final particle ba in the conversational scoreboard.
  •            The Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA (January). Extended abstract
               The ICL Session on the Semantics- Pragmatics Interface (org. K. von Fintel & D. Beaver), Geneva, Switzerland (July)

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2013) (In)definiteness-driven typology of arbitrary items. Lingua.
  •            http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2012.11.003
              Pre-print draft at http://people.brandeis.edu/~smalamud/arbs-final.pdf

    2012

  • Beck, Jana, Sophia A. Malamud, and Irena Osadcha (2012) A semantics for the particle AN in and outside conditionals in Classical Greek. Journal of Greek Linguistics
  •           post-print paper at http://people.brandeis.edu/~smalamud/pub-3-greek.pdf
              the paper at Journal of Greek Linguistics (DOI 10.1163/156658412X649986)

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2012b) The meaning of vague definites: a Decision-Theoretic approach. Semantics and Pragmatics
  •           http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.5.3

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2012a) Impersonal indexicals: one, you, man, and du. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  •           DOI 10.1007/s10828-012-9047-6
              the paper at Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
              Pre-print draft at http://people.brandeis.edu/~smalamud/malamud-JCGL-web-draft.pdf

  • Malamud, Sophia A. & Tamina C. Stephenson (2012) Three Ways to Avoid Commitments: the Pragmatics of Declarative Force Modifiers. Ana Aguilar, Anna Chernilovskaya and Rick Nouwen (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  •           Draft at http://people.brandeis.edu/~smalamud/pub6-Malamud_Stephenson_SuB16.pdf

    2011

  • Malamud, Sophia A. & Tamina Stephenson (2011) Three Ways to Avoid Commitments: Declarative Force Modifiers in the Conversational Scoreboard. Preproceedings of SemDial 2011 conference, Los Angeles, CA
  •           Revised draft at http://people.brandeis.edu/~smalamud/Malamud-Stephenson-no-note.pdf

    Older work

  • Malamud, Sophia A. & Irena Osadcha (2010) Towards a formal semantics for modal particle AN in Classical Greek, presented at Ancient Greek and Semantic Theory, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

  • Dubinina, Irina E. & Sophia A. Malamud (2010)Emergent communicative norm in a contact language: indirect requests in Heritage Russian, presented at NWAV 39, San Antonio, TX

  • Malamud, Sophia A. & Tamina Stephenson (2010) Modifying conversational moves: the case of rising declaratives, presented at WPSI 4, Delaware

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2010) Specificity as referential anchoring in Russian: shifting speakers and Hamblin sets, presented at Specificity from different points of view, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2010) Impersonal pronouns and pronominal paradigms. Thirty-fourth Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA

  • Malamud, Sophia A. (2007) Definiteness, Negation, and Conjunctions Crosslinguistically: A Decision Theoretic Approach, presented at Games and Decisions in Pragmatics (GDP III), Berlin, Germany

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    Theses

    • Dubinina, Irina Y. 2012. Requests in Heritage Russian: a case study. Ph.D. thesis, Bryn Mawr
         advisor: Dan E. Davidson
       
    • Kushkuley, Sophie. 2012. Indirect Requests and their Role in the Conversational Scoreboard. M.A. thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       
    • Moscowicz, Jessica L. 2011. Dynamic Location Updates: The Impact of Motion on Discourse Structure. Ph.D. thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: James Pustejovsky
       
    • Ettinger, Allyson. 2010. Modeling the role in discourse of the Mandarin utterance-final particle BA. Undergraduate thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       
    • Snir, Batia. 2010. Syntactic reduplication in Modern Hebrew and its effects on meaning. Undergraduate thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       
    • Joh, Yoon-kyoung. 2008. Plurality and Distributivity. Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       
    • Hollich, Shanna. 2007. A unified semantics for partitives? How arguments, predicates, and atomicity can be used to bridge the gap. Undergraduate thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       
    • Leiken, Kimberly. 2007. Managing Conversations: the use of tag questions among different age groups. Undergraduate thesis, Brandeis
         advisor: Sophia A. Malamud
       

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