Research

Publications

Lyn Tieu, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker and Emmanuel Chemla. to appear. Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasks. To appear in Glossa. [link]

Robert Pasternak. 2016. A conservative theory of gradable modality. In M. Moroney et al. (eds.), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26. [link]

Robert Pasternak. under review. A lot of hatred and a ton of desire: Intensity in the mereology of mental states. [link]

Robert Pasternak. in prep. Attitudes with plural experiencers.

Lyn Tieu, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker and Emmanuel Chemla. in prep. Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments. [link]

Thomas Graf and Robert Pasternak. in prep. Cyclic QR and embedded clause type: A computational perspective.


Presentations

Intensity of desire is monotonic. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2018 Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

Co-speech gestures: Experimental evidence for projection and local accommodation [with Lyn Tieu, Philippe Schlenker, and Emmanuel Chemla]. SALT 27, University of Maryland, 2017.

Want comparatives and the natural language metaphysics of desire. MIT Syntax-Semantics Reading Group (LFRG), 2017. [extended handout]

Experimental evidence for a cosuppositional analysis of gestural inferences [with Lyn Tieu, Philippe Schlenker, and Emmanuel Chemla]. Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Presuppositions, University of Genoa, 2017.

Wanting what’s important to us. UMass Semantics Workshop, 2016. [handout]

Co-speech music and co-speech gesture. Workshop on Music and Movement, NYU, 2016.

A conservative theory of gradable modality. SALT 26 poster session, UT Austin, 2016. [poster]

The illusory scope of French epistemics. Penn Linguistics Conference 40 poster session, UPenn, 2016. [poster]

Modal comparatives and (in)commensurability. Workshop on Modality Across Categories, Pompeu Fabra University, 2015. [slides]

Gradable modality: Putting degrees in the ordering source. NYU Semantics Reading Group, 2015.

Counterfactuals and salience. SUNY-Yale-NYU-CUNY (SYNC) Mini-Conference 15, Yale University, 2013.

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