Office F1.13, Science Park 107, Amsterdam.
I am a postdoc at ILLC, which is part of the University of Amsterdam.
I'm working in the area of natural language semantics under the supervision of Reinhard Muskens.
The focus of our project is the application of abductive reasoning to modelling the semantics/pragmatics interface.
I am also interested in the semantics/pragmatics interface in a more general way, and in particular the mechanisms of exhaustification, the semantics of questions, and the role of alternatives in meaning.
I completed my Ph.D. at Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, under the supervision of Benjamin Spector.
Before getting into linguistics, I studied theoretical computer science and machine learning.
My name is pronounced /emil ɑ̃gø.aʁ/.
You can find my academic CV here.
- Some formal results on the upward-monotonic bias, communicative stability, the strongest answer condition, and exhaustification. Ms. University of Amsterdam (2023).
- Explaining presupposition projection in (coordinations of) polar questions. Natural Language Semantics 29, 527–578 (2021).
- Explaining gaps in the logical lexicon of natural languages: A decision-theoretic perspective on the square of Aristotle (with Benjamin Spector). Semantics and Pragmatics 14 (2021).
- Minimal sufficiency readings of necessity modals. Proceedings of NELS 50 (2020).
- Connectedness as a constraint on exhaustification (with Emmanuel Chemla). Linguistics and Philosophy 44, 79–112 (2019).
- Comparative modified numerals revisited: granularity, scalar implicatures and blindness to context. Proceedings of SALT 28 (2018).
- Statistical Learning Theory and Linguistic Typology: a Learnability Perspective on OT’s Strict Domination (with Edward Flemming and Giorgio Magri). Proceedings of SCiL 1 (2018).
- Exploring the Syntactic Abilities of RNNs with Multi-task Learning (with Yoav Goldberg and Tal Linzen). ConLL 2017 (2017).
- What number marking on indefinites means:
conceivability presuppositions and sensitivity to probabilities.
Sinn und Bedeutung 28, RUB (2023).
- A bilateral dynamic semantics for questions and propositions. MLC seminar, ILLC (2022).
- Tying the denotation of “tall” to considerations of utility. WIP-LANG seminar, ENS (2018).
- On the role of alternatives at the semantics/pragmatics interface: structural and contextual factors in pragmatics. Ph.D. thesis, ENS (2021).
- Weakly-supervised segmentation applied to audio-to-score alignment. Master's thesis, ENS Paris-Saclay (2016).