Publications

Journal Articles

Lyn Frazier and John Duff. 2019. Processing ellipsis: The circumstances of repair. Glossa 4(1): 78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.728.

Lyn Frazier, Charles Clifton Jr., Stephanie Rich, and John Duff. 2018. Anticipating negation: The dos and don’ts of Neg Raising. Syntax 21(2): 160-194. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/synt.12151.

Alice Harris and John Duff. 2018. Relation of agreement clitics to verb stems in Caucasian Albanian. International Journal of Diachronic Linguistics and Linguistic Reconstruction 15: 45-69. (PDF)

Proceedings Papers

John Duff. Forthcoming. The structure of events and arguments in associated motion. In Proceedings of WSCLA 25. (Pre-print, 15 September 2021)

John Duff. Forthcoming. A causal decomposition for associated motion events in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. In Proceedings of WCCFL 39. (Pre-print, 15 June 2021)

John Duff. 2019. The locus of commitment: Flipping judges in a commitment-based discourse model. In Merijn Beeksma & Matteo Manighetti (eds.), Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2019 Student Session. (PDF)

Presentations and Posters

Conference Talks

Associated motion and the structure of the verb in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. Talk at the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 25, UC San Diego, May 2021.

Downstep in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec and the prosodic typology of VSO languages. Talk at the Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm) 28, May 2021. (with Mykel L. Brinkerhoff and Maya Wax Cavallaro)

A mighty Maze! Revisiting strategic underspecification using the Maze task. Talk at California Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP) 4, UC Irvine, May 2021. (with Shayne Sloggett, Nicholas Van Handel, Kelsey Sasaki, Stephanie Rich, Wesley Orth, Pranav Anand, Adrian Brasoveanu and Amanda Rysling)

Composing associated motion in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. Talk at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 39, U of Arizona, April 2021. (handout)

To flip a judge: Predicates of personal taste in a commitment-based discourse model. Talk at California Universities Semantics & Pragmatics (CUSP) 12, University of Southern California, November 2019 (handout).

Individual differences and the relationship between attitude predicates and perspective. Talk at California Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP) 2, University of Southern California, December 2018. (slides)

Posters and Short Talks

Task influences on lexical underspecification: Insights from the Maze and SPR. Short talk at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UPenn, March 2021. (with Adrian Brasoveanu and Amanda Rysling)

Semantic commitment and lexical underspecification in the Maze. Poster at AMLaP, University of Potsdam, September 2020. (with Adrian Brasoveanu and Amanda Rysling) (poster) (video)

The processing of direct discourse: When a subordinate speech act sticks around. Poster at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UMass Amherst, March 2020. (with Pranav Anand, Adrian Brasoveanu, and Amanda Rysling) (poster) (video)

"Ambiguous" isn’t "underspecified": Evidence from the Maze task. Poster at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UMass Amherst, March 2020. (with Shayne Sloggett, Nicholas Van Handel, Kelsey Sasaki, Stephanie Rich, Wesley Orth, Pranav Anand, and Amanda Rysling) (poster)

The locus of commitment: Flipping judges in a commitment-based discourse model. Poster at ESSLLI 31 Student Session, University of Latvia, August 2019.

Says who?: The influence of speech and mental predicates on epithet interpretation. Poster at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UC Davis, April 2018. (poster)

Evidence for multiple memory representations from discourse anaphora and ellipsis. Poster at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UC Davis, April 2018. (with Lyn Frazier)

Udi and the location of Caucasian Albanian agreement clitics. Poster at Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, January 2018. (with Alice C. Harris) (poster)

Anticipating negation: Experimental evidence for a semantic account of Neg Raising. Poster at CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, MIT, March 2017. (with Lyn Frazier, Charles Clifton Jr., and Stephanie Rich)

Other Presentations

The causal properties of associated motion. Talk at the Converging On Causal Ontology Analyses (COCOA) workshop, CNRS (OASIS), September 2021.

To flip a judge: Predicates of personal taste in a commitment-based discourse model. Invited talk at UC Berkeley’s Syntax & Semantics Circle, October 2019.