RESEARCH

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Research Areas Developmetal Semantics Cross-linguistic Semantics Improving Methods
Goals discover mechanisms and cues that help children learn the meaning of function words discover semantic universals in the meaning of function words improve experimental methods and enhance our ability to test our theories

Co-authors Year Title Journal/Volume/Venue Data/Code Presentation
Waldon, B., Degen, J. Accepted Linking hypothesis and number of response options modulate inferred scalar implicature rate Frontiers in Psychology
To appear The suffix that makes Farsi nouns unique Advances in Iranian Linguistics
To appear The meaning of the Farsi object marker "ra" Advances in Iranian Linguistics
2018 Learning Disjunction Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University
Jaggi, A., Frank, M.C. 2018 Conceptual and prosodic cues in child-directed speech can help children learn the meaning of disjunction Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Frank, M.C. 2017 The Semantics and Pragmatics of Logical Connectives: Adults' and Children's Interpretations of "And" and "Or" in a Guessing Game. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
2017 The suffix that makes Persian nouns unique The First North American Conference on Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1)
2017 The Semantics of RA: Let's be more specific The First North American Conference on Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1)
2016 Three types of indefinites in Persian: Simple, Complex, and Antidefinite In Mary Moroney, Carol-Rose Little, Dan Burgdorf, and Jacob Collard, eds., Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 26, 244-263. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.
2016 Three types of indefinites in Persian The 26th conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26)
2016 Antisingleton Indefinites in Persian The 2016 annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA 2016)
2016 The Acquisition of Projective Content: Children's comprehension of the English presupposition trigger "too" In: J. Scott & D. Waughtal (Eds.), The 40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development online proceedings supplement.
2015 Children's comprehension of the English presupposition trigger "too". The 40th anniual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 40)
2015 Antisingleton Indefinites in Persian. The 8th California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop (CUSP 8)
2015 The Semantics of Differential Object Marking in Persian The 2015 annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA 2015)
2014 Mapping Projective Content: An Investigation of "too" in English Qualifying Paper, Stanford University
2014 Definiteness, Specificity or Topicality? The Semantics of Differential Object Marking in Persian The Berkeley Syntax-Semantics Circle
2014 The Semantics of Differential Object Marking in Persian Qualifying Paper, Stanford University
James Collins 2013 A Lewisian Semantics for the English Definite Determiner Ms., Stanford University
Philip Crone 2013 The Causative Alternation and Types of Causation The 2014 annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2014)
Philip Crone 2013 The Causative Alternation and Types of Causation The 6th California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop (CUSP 6)