Lisa Bylinina

I have just finished my PhD studies at
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. My dissertation work was part of Rick Nouwen's project "Degrees under discussion". My dissertation was about the semantics of degree constructions -- more specifically, on what a standard (of comparison) is and how it works -- across constructions, languages, and in the actual use of language. The pre-final draft of my dissertation entitled "The grammar of standards: Judge-dependence, purpose-relativity, and comparison classes in degree constructions" will turn into a book published in LOT dissertation series by the date of my defence, 14 Feb 2014. 

On the 1st of November 2013 I start working as a postdoc in Meertens Institute (Amsterdam) and Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. My work will be part of a project called "Knowledge and culture" (subproject "Language and number").

Upcoming presentations
  • University of Groningen, Syntax Seminar, 8 November 2013        
          "Purpose-relativity in the positive degree construction"          
  • (joint work with Yuri Lander) 
          Amsterdam Colloquium 19, 18-20 December 2013
          "'Than' = 'More' + Exhaustivity: Evidence from Circassian"

Recent output