My research interests include pragmatics and lexical semantics (presupposition triggering, types and strengths of presuppositions), the semantics-syntax interface (weak islands, the semantics of questions, the semantics of degree expressions) and Hungarian (free choice indefinites, vowel-zero alternations).

NEW book:  Weak Island Semantics, Oxford University Press.  See publisher's page


Presupposition Cancellation: Explaining the Soft-Hard Distinction  (pdf )
        draft manuscript, final version to appear in Natural Language Semantics

(with Kriszta SzendrőiExperimenting with the king of France: Topics, verifiability and definite descriptions  (pdf)
        Semantics and Pragmatics Volume 6, Article 10:1-43, 2013

Predicting the Presuppositions of Soft Triggers  (pdf open access)   
       Linguistics and Philosoph34(6), 491-535, 2011, doi: 10.1007/s10988-012-9108-y
        -- A shorter but different version has appeared in the Proceedings of SALT 20: 684-701, 2011 

A Note on Quasi-presuppositions and Focus earlier draft--January 31,  2011  (pdf)
        Journal of Semantics  2012; doi: 10.1093/jos/ffs010


Weak Islands,  Semantics of degrees

Wh-islands in Degree Questions  (pdf)          
       Semantics and Pragmatics Volume 4, Article 5: 1–44, 2011.
       --A related but mistaken paper has appeared in the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, Stuttgart 

Presuppositional and Negative Islands: A Semantic Account (preprint 56pages)                    
        Natural Language Semantics 19(3). 257–321, 2011.
       --A shorter version of this paper has appeared in the Proceedings of SALT 18  (pdf 18pages)

(with Benjamin Spector) An Interval Based Semantics for Negative Degree Questions  (preprint)
         Journal of Semantics 28(1). 107-147, 2011.
        -- An earlier version of this paper has appeared in the Proceedings of WCCFL 27. UCLA (pdf)

A Semantic Analysis of Negative Islands with Manner Questions (pdf)
         Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12, Oslo


Even and Free Choice Any in Hungarian  (pdf)
        Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, Barcelona

Underspecified Precedence Relation and Vowel-Zero Alternations in Hungarian (pdf)         
        Proceedings of BLS 31