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 primarily in semantics, pragmatics, and computational linguistics, with a particular focus on Estonian. Currently, I'm working on the semantics and pragmatics of special questions, the lexical semantics of attitude verbs, discourse particles and (anti)-mirativity (with Margaret Kroll), and memory for prosodic features (with Jennifer Bellik).

I'm an active member of the Language, Logic, and Cognition Lab, coordinator of Semantics, Pragmatics, and LAnguage Philosophy reading group, and part of the program committee for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad.

In Spring 2018 I am a TA for LING 50 (Intro to Linguistics). My office hours are Wednesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in Stevenson 225.

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