Thomas de Haven Roberts

I am a second-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 at attitude verbs, questions and question-embedding, discourse particles, and Estonian. 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 Spring 2017 I'm a TA for Language, Society, and Culture (LING 80C) with Jim McCloskey. My office hours are Wednesdays 11am-12pm in Stevenson Cafe.

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