Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Pasternak. 2019. A lot of hatred and a ton of desire: intensity in the mereology of mental states. Linguistics and Philosophy (Online First).

Tieu, Pasternak, Schlenker & Chemla. 2018. Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments. Glossa 3(1): 109. 1-21.

Tieu, Pasternak, Schlenker & Chemla. 2017. Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasksGlossa 2(1): 102. 1-27.

Pasternak. submitted. The projection of co-speech sound effects.

Pasternak & Graf. in prep. Cyclic scope and processing difficulty in a Minimalist parser.


Proceedings papers

Pasternak. 2018. Thinking alone and thinking together. In S. Maspong et al. (eds.), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28. 546-565.

Pasternak. 2016. A conservative theory of gradable modality. In M. Moroney et al. (eds.), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26. 371-390.



Pasternak. 2018. The Mereology of Attitudes. PhD thesis, Stony Brook University.



Desires, great and small. Guest lecture, Semantics of the Attitudes, University College London, 2018.

Parts and wholes in the domain of attitudes. LINGUAE seminar, Institut Jean Nicod, 2018.

Thinking alone and thinking together. SALT 28 poster session, MIT, 2018.

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

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