Thomas de Haven Roberts

I am a third-year PhD student in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. 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 Fall 2017 I am the TA for LING 117 (Pragmatics) with Adrian Brasoveanu. My office hours are Weds 10:30am-11:30am in Stevenson 225.

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