Lisa Bylinina

Quick CV
I am a linguist, currently (from November 2016) working at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on my NWO VENI project called 'Number Words'. The goal of the project is to better understand the relation between the grammar of numerals in natural language, their meaning, and number cognition. I approach this task from a cross-linguistic, morphosyntactic, semantic, philosophical and cognitive perspectives.

From November 2013 till November 2016, I was a postdoc at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, working on cross-linguistic variation in morphosyntax of numerals.

My dissertation entitled The Grammar of Standards [pdf] was written in Utrecht Institute for Linguistics OTS and defended in February 2014.

My interests are: meaning and structure of degree and quantity constructions, grammar of subjectivity and perspective-sensitivity in natural language. I am also interested in semantic aspects of cross-linguistic and typological research, philosophy and cognition.
Recent papers
The Meaning of 'Zero' [handout] // with Rick Nouwen
18th Szklarska Poręba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics
Judge-dependence in degree constructions [draft version]
Journal of Semantics 2016. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffw011
Varieties of intensification // with Yasutada Sudo
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 05/2015. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-015-9291-y
The Structure of Inappropriateness:
The Syntax and Semantics of the Attributive-with- Infinitive Construction
Under revision. / Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
An In Situ Semantics for Ordinals [draft version] //
with Natalia Ivlieva, Alexander Podobryaev and Yasutada Sudo
In: Thuy Bui, Deniz Özyıldız (eds.), NELS 45: Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society: Volume 1, pp. 135-145.
Notes on Perspective-Sensitivity //
with Eric McCready and Yasutada Sudo
In: P. Arkadiev, I. Kapitonov, Y. Lander, E. Rakhilina, S. Tatevosov (eds.), Donum semanticum: Opera linguistica et logica in honorem Barbarae Partee a discipulis amicisque Rossicis oblata. Yazyki slavianskoy kul'tury, Moscow, 2015.
The Grammar of Standards: Judge-dependence, Purpose-relativity and Comparison Classes in Degree Constructions [pdf]
PhD Dissertation. LOT Dissertation Series 347, 216 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6093-130-7

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The Semantics of Perspective Sensitivity:
with Yasutada Sudo & Eric McCready

Lecture 1 (Lisa)
Introduction to Perspective Sensitivity / [Slides, PDF]

Lecture 2 (Yasu)
Shifting in Attitude Contexts and Elsewhere / [Slides, HTML]

Lecture 3 (Yasu)
Come and Go / [Slides, HTML]

Lecture 4 (Eric)
Epistemic Modality and Evidentials / [Slides, PDF]

Lecture 5 (Lisa)
Subjectivity, Predicates of Personal Taste / [Slides, PDF]

Semantics I
with Lena Karvovskaya, Autumn 2014, BA course at Leiden University
The Semantics of Possible and Impossible Worlds
with Igor Yanovich, 2005, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Department, Moscow State University
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