Before coming to Tel Aviv, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam, where I was working with Jakub Szymanik on the Cognitive Semantics and Quantities project. Before that, I was a PhD student in cognitive science and linguistics at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where I worked with Emmanuel Chemla and Benjamin Spector.
In my research, I use logical, experimental and computational methods to tackle questions at the intersection of semantics, pragmatics and cognitive science. I explore what inferences people draw from linguistically encoded information, and what cognitive mechanisms are at play in that inferential process. I am also trying to understand how cognitive and communicative pressures shape natural language semantic categories.
You can contact me at: milica.z.denic [at] gmail [dot] com