Thomas de Haven Roberts

I am a third-year PhD student in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. My advisor is Pranav Anand. Before that, I got my S.B. in Linguistics and Philosophy from MIT and was a Baggett fellow at the University of Maryland, where I was advised by Valentine Hacquard and Philip Resnik.

My research interests lie in semantics, pragmatics, and computational linguistics. In particular, I'm looking into the semantics and pragmatics of questions, and the relationship between verbal semantics and syntax. I also believe strongly in combining traditional linguistic research methods like fieldwork with experimentation, corpus work, and computational modeling. I'm an active member of the Language, Logic, and Cognition Lab and part of the program committee for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad.

In Winter 2018 I am a TA for LING 112 (Syntax 1) with Jim McCloskey. My office hours are Thursdays 11am-12pm in Stevenson 225.

Contact: the word "motor" backwards at ucsc dot edu