My research focuses largely on two matters: how context intrudes into or guides the interpretive process and how perspective is grammatically represented. These are manifested by my interest in the de re/de se/de dicto contrasts, the nature of subjectivity in evaluative and epistemic predication, and the structure of indexical shift.
Current Projects
  • The Fine Lexical Semantics of Attitude Verbs
  • Real-time processing of implicatures and plurality
  • Computational modeling of multi-party discourse
  • Computational modeling of high-level discourse plans, especially those involved in argumentation and persuasion
Selected Papers
Anand, Pranav, Henry Escuadro, Ralucca Gera and Craig Martell (submitted) ‘The structure of the iterated triangular line graphs of complete graphs, and its use in subtle word disambiguation cases’ Networks
Walker, Marilyn A. Pranav Anand, Rob Abbott, Jean E. Fox Tree, Craig Martell, Joseph King (to appear) ‘That\'s your evidence?: Classifying stance in online political debate’ Decision Support Sciences
Anand, Pranav and Valentine Hacquard (to appear) ‘Attitudes and Epistemics’ Semantics and Pragmatics
Anand, Pranav (under revision) ‘On the many-fold path to de se: evidence from Mandarin ziji’ Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Anand, Pranav (under revision) ‘Kinds of Taste’ Linguistics and Philosophy
Walker, Marilyn A., Pranav Anand, Jean E. Fox Tree, Rob Abbott, Joseph King (2012) ‘A Corpus for Research on Deliberation and Debate’ Proceedings of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2012
Walker, Marilyn A. Pranav Anand, Rob Abbott, Ricky Grant (2012) ‘Stance Classification using Dialogic Properties of Persuasion’ Proceedings of ACL-HLT 2012
Anand, Pranav and Craig Martell (2012) ‘Annotating the Focus of Negation in terms of Questions Under Discussion’ Proceedings of Extra-propositional aspects of meaning in computational linguistics (ExPromM 2012), ACL-HLT 2012
Reschke, Kevin and Pranav Anand (2012) ‘POLITICAL-ADS: An annotated corpus of event-level evaluativity’ Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis,ACL-HLT 2012
Anand, Pranav, Henry Escuadro, Ralucca Gera, Stephen G. Hartke, and Derrick Stolee (2012) ‘On the hardness of recognizing triangular line graphs’ Discrete Mathematics
Anand, Pranav, Caroline Andrews, Donka Farkas, and Matthew Wagers (2012) ‘The exclusive interpretation of plurals nouns in quantificational environments’ Proceedings of SALT 21, CLC Publications, Ithaca, NY
Reschke, Kevin and Pranav Anand (2011) ‘Extracting Contextual Evaluativity’ Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics
Rob Abbot, Marilyn Walker, Pranav Anand, Jean E. Fox Tree, Robeson Bowmani, and Joseph King. (2011) ‘How can you say such things?!?:Recognizing Disagreement in Informal Political Argument.’ Proceedings of the Workshop on Language in Social Media (LSM 2011), ACL-HLT 2011
Anand, Pranav, Marilyn Walker, Rob Abbot, Jean E. Fox Tree, Robeson Bowmani, and Michael Minor (2011) ‘Cats Rule and Dogs Drool!: Classifying Stance in Online Debate’ Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis, ACL-HLT 2011
Anand, Pranav, Joseph King, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Earl Wagner, Craig Martell, Doug Oard, and Philip Resnik (2011) ‘Believe Me: We Can Do This!. Annotating Persuasive Acts in Blog Text.’ AAAI-2011 Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument.
Young, Joel, Pranav Anand, Craig Martell, Pedro Ortiz, and H. Tucker Gilbert (2011) ‘A Microtext Corpus for Persuasion Detection in Dialog’ AAAI-2011 Workshop on Analyzing Microtext
Anand, Pranav, Henry Escuadro, Ralucca Gera and Craig Martell (2011) ‘Triangular line graphs and word sense disambiguation’ Discrete Applied Mathematics
Anand, Pranav, and Adrian Brasoveanu (2010) ‘Modal Concord as Modal Modification’ Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14
Anand, Pranav, and Valentine Hacquard (2010) ‘The role of the Imperfect in Romance Counterfactuals’ Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14
Gehrke, Grant, Craig Martell, Andrew Schein, and Pranav Anand (2010) ‘Projecting Away the Class Imbalance Problem in Author Attribution’ International Journal of Semantic Computing 3(3), 365-382
Anand, Pranav, and Valentine Hacquard (2009) ‘Epistemics with Attitude’ Proceedings of SALT 18, CLC Publications, Ithaca, NY
Anand, Pranav (2008) ‘Dream Report Pronouns, Local Binding, and Attitudes De Se’ Proceedings of SALT 17, CLC Publications, Ithaca, NY
Anand, Pranav (2008) ‘Re-expressing Judgment’ Theoretical Linguistics 33(2), 199-208.
Anand, Pranav (2007) ‘Long-distance Indexicals’ Proceedings of NELS 36.
Anand, Pranav and Valentine Hacquard (2007) ‘When the Present is all in the Past’ Recent advances in the syntax and semantics of tense, mood and aspect, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.
Anand, Pranav and Andrew Nevins (2007) ‘The Locus of Ergative Case Assignment: Evidence from Scope’ Ergativity: Emerging Issues, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Anand, Pranav and Feng-fan Hsieh (2005) ‘Long-distance reflexives in perspective’ Proceedings of WCCFL 24, Cascadilla, Somerville, MA.
Anand, Pranav and Danni Tang (2004) ‘Redistributing \'dou\': Cleaving Exhaustivity from Distributivity’ Proceedings of WCCFL 23, Cascadilla, Somerville, MA.
Anand, Pranav and Andrew Nevins (2004) ‘Shifty Indexicals in Changing Contexts’ Proceedings of SALT 14, CLC Publication.
Nevins, Andrew and Pranav Anand (2003) ‘Some AGREEment Matters’ Proceedings of WCCFL 22, Cascadilla, Somerville, MA.
David Anderson, John Burger, John Griffith, Marc Light, Scott Mardix, Alex Morgan, and Pranav Anand (2001) ‘Qanda and the Catalyst Architecture’ Proceedings of TREC 2.
Breck, Eric, Marc Light, Gideon S. Mann, Ellen Riloff, Brianne Brown, Pranav Anand, Mats Rooth, and Michael Thelen (2001) ‘Looking Under the Hood: Tools for Diagnosing your Question Answering Engine’ Proceedings of the Workshop on Open-Domain Question Answering.
Courses
Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Ling 232: Semantics B

Ling 117: Pragmatics

Spring 2012
Ling 117: Pragmatics

Ling 233: Semantics C

Winter 2012
Ling 53: Semantics 1

Ling 290: Research Seminar

Fall 2010
Ling 53: Semantics 1

Ling 231: Semantics A

Spring 2010
Winter 2010
Ling 116: Semantics 2

Fall 2009
Ling 231: Semantics A


Winter 2009
Fall 2008
Ling 53: Semantics 1


Winter 2008
Ling 116: Semantics 2

Fall 2007
Ling 231: Semantics A

Ling 53: Semantics 1

Spring 2007
Ling 116: Semantics 2

Winter 2007
Ling 232: Semantics B

Fall 2006
Ling 239: Semantics Seminar: The Semantics of De Se Expressions