Milica Denić

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation at the University of Amsterdam, where I am working with Jakub Szymanik on the Cognitive Semantics and Quantities project.

I have recently defended my doctoral dissertation in linguistics at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, where I have been supervised by Emmanuel Chemla and Benjamin Spector.

Very broadly, I am interested in phenomena that can teach us something about the interface between language and reasoning. Some of the phenomena I have been working on are scalar and ignorance implicatures, polarity items licensing, donkey anaphora, and quantifier spreading in child language. Some of the specific questions I have been exploring are : What aspects of world knowledge are implicatures sensitive to, and what aspects are they blind to? Are children's late interpretation errors due to unconventional meanings or due to processing limitations? What is the role of logical properties of linguistic environments in phenomena such as polarity items licensing and donkey anaphora interpretation?