MILa is a research group under the umbrella of Brandeis Laboratory for Linguistics and Computation.
Our research focuses on the cross-linguistic exploration of issues in formal semantics, formal pragmatics, and in the semantics-pragmatics interface. A central goal of this research is to work out the proper division of explanatory labour between the effects of syntax and morphology, the compositional semantic mechanisms and rationality-based inferencing. We pursue four lines of research instantiating this goal:
Methodologically, we pursue corpus-based investigations of written and spoken language, as well as observational and experimental studies of language use and acquisition, and aim to develop annotated corpora of spoken languages to enable the study of structure, meaning, and use of language.
In addition to the Laboratory for Linguistics and Computation, we are affiliated with the Undergraduate Program in Language and Linguistics, the Computational Linguistics M.A. Program, and the Department of Computer Science at Brandeis University.
Sophia A. Malamud
Office: Volen, 137
Mail: MS 018
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454