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").
"Purpose-relativity in the positive degree construction"
"'Than' = 'More' + Exhaustivity: Evidence from Circassian"