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«Nationality Canadian Positions Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Northwestern University, Evanston IL Sep 2015-Present Affiliated faculty to the ...»

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Alexis Wellwood

Department of Linguistics wellwood@northwestern.edu

2016 Sheridan Road 847-491-5779 (tel)

Evanston IL, USA, 60208 faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/wellwood

Nationality Canadian

Positions

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Northwestern University, Evanston IL Sep 2015-Present

Affiliated faculty to the Department of Philosophy (Feb 2016-Present)

Affiliated faculty to the Cognitive Science Program (Sep 2015-Present) College Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston IL Sep 2014-Aug 2015 Education PhD, Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park MD Aug 2014 North American Summer School for Logic, Language & Information, Austin, TX Jun 2012 North American Summer School for Logic, Language & Information, Bloomington, IN Jun 2010 Eastern Generative Grammar (EGG) school, Pozna´, Poland n Jul 2009 B.A. Honours Linguistics (with Great Distinction), Concordia University, Montr´al, QC 2006-2008 e Eastern Generative Grammar (EGG) school, Brno, Czech Republic Jul 2007 Publications Books Wellwood, A. (under contract). Measuring Predicates. Series: Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics, C. Barker and C. Kennedy (Eds.), Oxford University Press.

Edited volumes Wellwood, A., S. Hespos, and L. Rips. (2016; in revision). The object : substance :: event : process analogy.

Tucker,† D., B. Tomaszewicz, and A. Wellwood.§ (2016; in revision). Decomposition and processing of negative comparatives.

† graduate student, § senior contributor Refereed journals Larson,∗ B., and A. Wellwood.∗ (2015; in revision). Constituency, implicit arguments, and scope in the syntax-semantics of degree constructions.

Wellwood, A., R. Pancheva, V. Hacquard, and C. Phillips. (2015; in revision). The anatomy of a comparative illusion.

Hunter, T., J. Lidz, D. Odic, A. Wellwood. (accepted). On how verification tasks are related to verification procedures: A reply to Kotek et al. Natural Language Semantics (NALS), accepted June 2016.

Dunbar,∗ E., and A. Wellwood.∗ (2016). Addressing the “two interface” problem: Comparatives and superlatives. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1): 5.1-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.9 Wellwood, A., A. Gagliardi, and J. Lidz. (2016). Syntactic and lexical inference in the acquisition of novel superlatives. Language Learning & Development. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2015.1052878 Wellwood, A. (2015). On the semantics of comparison across categories. Linguistics & Philosophy, 38(1), 67-101. doi: 10.1007/s10988-015-9165-0 Vogel,∗ C., A. Wellwood,∗ R. Dudley, and B. Ritchie. (2014). Talking about Causing Events.

Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic, and Communication: Vol. 9. doi: 10.4148/1944Wellwood, A., V. Hacquard, and R. Pancheva. (2012). Measuring and comparing individuals and events. Journal of Semantics, 29(2), 207-228. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffr006 Hacquard,∗ V. and A. Wellwood.∗ (2012). Embedding epistemic modals in English: A corpus-based study. Semantics & Pragmatics, 5(4), 1-29. doi: 10.3765/sp.5.4 ∗ equal contributions In preparation Wellwood, A., D. Odic, et al. “(the) most at the interface.” Addresses how vision is recruited during the understanding of (determiner) most versus (modifier) the most.

Wellwood, A., S. J. Hespos, and L. Rips. (in prep). How similar are objects and events? In prep for Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 21.

He, A.X., A. Wellwood, J. Lidz, and A. Williams. “Representing entities as event participants in infancy.” Investigates the psychological status of a “third man” in different types of scenes.

Wellwood, A., and P. Pietroski. “The human lexicon.” Discusses the role of lexical capacity in explaining human cognitive uniqueness.

Wellwood, A. “Categorical comparisons in English.” Considers the syntax-semantics of comparatives in light of pragmatics-based scales comparison, and the relation to ‘metalinguistic’ comparisons.

Conference proceedings Wellwood, A. (2016). States and events for stage-level adjectival predications. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26, 166-184.

Bakhshandeh,† O., A. Wellwood, and J. F. Allen. (2016). Learning to jointly predict ellipsis and comparison structures. The SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL).

Wellwood, A., A. X. He, J. Lidz, and A. Williams. (2015). Participant structure in event perception: Towards the acquisition of implicitly 3-place predicates. Volume 21.1 of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Proceedings of PLC 38. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania.

Wellwood, A., D. Odic, J. Halberda, T. Hunter, P. Pietroski, and J. Lidz. (To appear). Meaning more or most: evidence from 3-and-a-half year-olds. Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistic Society annual meeting 2012. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

Wellwood, A. (2012). Back to basics: more is always much-er. In E. Chemla, V. Homer, & G.

Winterstein (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17 (pp. 599-616). Paris, France: Ecole Normale Superieure.

Wellwood, A., D. Odic, J. Halberda and J. Lidz. (2012). Choosing quantity over quality: syntax guides interpretive preferences for novel superlatives. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1126-1130).

Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.





Gagnon,∗ M., and A. Wellwood.∗ (2011). Distributivity and modality: where each may go, every can’t follow. In N. Ashton, A. Chereches, & D. Lutz (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 21 (pp. 39-55). Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.

Hunter, T., J. Lidz, A. Wellwood, A. Conroy. (2010). Restrictions on the meanings of determiners:

Typological generalisations and learnability. In E. Cormany, S. Ito, & D. Lutz (eds.) Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19 (pp. 223-238). Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.

Gagnon,∗ M., and A. Wellwood.∗ (2010). The topology of distributivity and epistemic containment phenomena. In M. Heijl (ed.), Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference (pp. 1-13). Montr´al, Canada: Concordia University.

e Gagnon,∗ M., and A. Wellwood.∗ (To appear). The syntax of wh- and polar questions in Marshallese. Proceedings of the 15th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 2009.

Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

Gagnon,∗ M., and A. Wellwood.∗ (2008). Interrogative Structures in Marshallese. In S. Jones (ed.), Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference (pp.1-12). Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia.

† graduate student ∗ equal contributions Presentations Invited conference talk Wellwood, A. “Being something that’s worth counting.” Psycholinguistic investigations into number and quantification in natural language, Center for Experimental Research on Natural Language, University of Wrocëaw, Poland. September 2016.

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Invited colloquium Wellwood, A. TBA. New York University linguistics colloquium. Upcoming: 2017.

Wellwood, A. “Dimensions of comparison.” Michigan State University linguistics colloquium.

March 2016.

Wellwood, A. “Sources of evidence in semantics.” Indiana University Linguistics Consortium Colloquium Series: Semantics. September 2015.

Wellwood, A. “Finding meaning in formal semantics.” University of Utah Department of Linguistics colloquium. April 2015.

Wellwood, A. “Measurement in grammar.” University of Chicago Department of Linguistics colloquium. April 2015.

Wellwood, A. “Sources of evidence in semantics.” Concordia University linguistics colloquium, Montr´al, Canada. March 2015.

e Wellwood, A. “Comparing across categories.” McGill University semantics talk. March 2015.

Wellwood, A. “Comparatives, neodavidsonian.” Stony Brook University Linguistics Department brown bag lunch. April 2014.

Wellwood, A. “With meaning in mind: tests at the interfaces.” Northwestern University Department of Linguistics colloquium. February 2014.

Wellwood, A. “With meaning in mind: tests at the interfaces.” The Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Cognition & Language series. February 2014.

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Wellwood, A. “What ‘meaning’ can (and probably should) mean.” Institut Jean Nicod Emerging Ideas seminar, Paris, France. December 2013.

Wellwood, A. “A new semantics for measurement.” Queen Mary University of London Linguistics Lunch. December 2013.

Wellwood, A. “The comparative similarity of NP and VP.” Concordia University linguistics colloquium. February 2011.

Organized symposia Wellwood, A. (Organizer). Concepts from Event Semantics in Cognition. Cognitive Science Society (CSS) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. August 2016.

Talks:

Kuhn, J., P. Schlenker, C. Geraci, B. Strickland. “Intuitive iconicity for events and objects.” Wellwood, A., S. J. Hespos, L. Rips. “Object : substance :: event : process.” Husband, M. “Countability in eventualities and beyond.” Williams, A. “Thematic relations in different views of meaning.” Conference talk Wellwood, A., S. J. Hespos, and L. Rips. “How similar are objects and events?” Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB), Edinburgh, Scotland. September 2016.

Wellwood, A., S. J. Hespos, and L. Rips. “Object : substance :: event : process.” Cognitive Science Society (CSS) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. August 2016.

Wellwood, A. “Event quantification with adjectives.” Canadian Linguistic Society (CLA), Calgary, AB, Canada. May 2016.

Wellwood, A. “States and events in comparatives with adjectives.” Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Washington, D.C. January 2016.

Way,‡ R., and A. Wellwood. “An interval-based solution to Rullmann ambiguities.” Semantics Workshop of the Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP). University of Michigan, October 2015.

Kim,† N., M. Yoshida, and A. Wellwood. “Two whys in English.” Semantics Workshop of the Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP). University of Michigan, October 2015.

Larson, B. and A. Wellwood. “A long-distance morphosyntax and semantics for comparative clauses.” West Coast Conference for Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 33, Simon Fraser University.

March 2015.

He, A.X., A. Wellwood, J. Lidz, and A. Williams. “When participant structure and argument structure do not match: participant structure construction in adults and prelinguistic infants.” The role of grammar and extralinguistic cognition in verb learning workshop, International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. July 2014.

Wellwood, A., A.X. He, J. Lidz, and A. Williams. “Participant structure in event perception: Towards the acquisition of implicitly 3-place predicates.” The 38th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC), University of Pennsylvania. March 2014.

Wellwood, A., C. Vogel, R. Dudley, and J. B. Ritchie. “Talking about causing events”. The 9th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Perception and Concepts, University of Riga, Latvia. May 2013.

Gagliardi, A., A. Wellwood, and J. Lidz. “With no help from syntax: Four models of meaning choice for novel adjectives.” North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 43, CUNY, New York. October 2012.

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Wellwood, A., D. Odic, J. Halberda and J. Lidz. “Choosing quantity over quality: syntax guides interpretive preferences for novel superlatives.” Cognitive Science Society (CSS) annual meeting, Sapporo, Japan. August 2012.

Wellwood, A., and D. Odic, J. Halberda, T. Hunter, P. Pietroski, J. Lidz. “Meaning more or most:

evidence from 3-and-a-half year-olds.” Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) annual meeting, University of Chicago. April 2012.

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Wellwood, A., J. Halberda, P. Pietroski, J. Lidz. “When to quantify: syntactic cues in the acquisition of novel superlatives.” Linguistic Society of America (LSA) annual meeting, Portland. January 2012.

Gagnon, M., A. Wellwood. “The topology of distributivity and epistemic containment phenomena.” Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) annual meeting, Concordia University. May 2010.

Wellwood, A., V. Hacquard, and R. Pancheva. “The measure and comparison of events.” 33rd Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), University of Wrocëaw. April 2010.

Wellwood, A. “The uniformity of nominal and verbal comparatives.” The 1st Mid-Atlantic Colloquium for Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), University of Pennsylvania. April 2010.

Wellwood, A. “Telicity, aspect, and comparison.” East Coast 5 (ECO5), Harvard University.

March 2010.

Gagnon, M., and A. Wellwood. “Localizing the Marshallese question particle ke.” 15th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), University of Sydney. June 2008.

Gagnon, M., and A. Wellwood. “Interrogative Structures in Marshallese.” Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) annual conference, University of British Columbia. May 2008.

Wellwood, A. “To move or not to move: that is the Question.” 6th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Harvard University. April 2008.

Gagnon, M., C. Reiss, L. Stockall, and A. Wellwood. “Categorical skepticism concerning gradience in Hungarian harmonic and disharmonic root vowels.” 31st Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Colloquium, Newcastle University. March 2008.

‡ undergraduate student, † graduate student Conference poster Tucker,† D., B. Tomaszewicz, and A. Wellwood.§ “Decomposition and processing of negative adjectival comparatives.” Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLAP) 2016, Bilbao, Spain. September 2016.

Haley,† F., and A. Wellwood. “Verifying who ‘jumped more’ and ‘higher’ in simple events.” Cognitive Science Society (CSS) annual meeting, Philadelphia PA. August 2016.

Wellwood, A. “States and events for S-level gradable adjectives.” Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26, Austin, TX. May 2016.

Wellwood, A. “States and events in the semantics of stage-level predications.” West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 34, Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.



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