I am CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes at the Université de Nantes.
I am an experimental semanticist, which means that I study how languages express meaning with experimental methods. At the moment, my research is focused on investigating why some semantic properties hold universally while others do not: are there learning, processing or communicative biases that might explain constraints on linguistic meaning? To get at this, I use a wide range of techniques from cognitive sciences, including priming and artificial language learning experiments, mouse-/eye-tracking paradigms and computational simulations.
General research interests: Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics, Quantification, Plurals, Ambiguity resolution, Reasoning, Processing, Universals.
Recent and upcoming
- July, 2022: Wataru Uegaki, Jenny Culbertson and I will be presenting our work Learnability and constraints on the semantics of clause-embedding predicates at CogSci 2022. You can find the paper here.
- May, 2022: I was presenting at Experiments in Linguistic Meaning 2 collaborative work with Jeremy Kuhn on the interpretation of NPIs and work with Jenny Culbertson and Wataru Uegaki on the constraints on clausal embedding predicates.
mora.maldonado [at] univ-nanes [dot] fr
Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (LLING UMR 6310-CNRS)
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