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Office: Krieger Hall 149
Research interests & publications
Areas of interest: Semantics, pragmatics, computational modeling, philosophy of language, computational semantics, experimental linguistics, crowdsourcing, syntax.
Empirical domains: interrogatives/questions, question-answer discourse, clause-embedding, conditionals, adverbs and modification, lexical semantics, definiteness.
Most recent publications (see all):
- Srinivas, Sadhwi & Kyle Rawlins. to appear. An experimental investigation of the role of uniqueness and familiarity in interpreting definite descriptions. In Nari Rhee & Ryan Budnick (eds.), Proceedings of PLC 43, Vol. 26.
- Rawlins, Kyle. to appear. Biscuit conditionals. In Semantics Companion, Blackwell.
- Bledin, Justin & Kyle Rawlins. in press. Resistance and Resolution in Discourse. Journal of Semantics.
- Bledin, Justin & Kyle Rawlins. 2019. What if? Semantics & Pragmatics (Early Access) 12(14). DOI: 10.3765/sp.12.14
- Frana, Ilaria & Kyle Rawlins. 2019. Attitudes in discourse: Italian polar questions and the particle ‘mica.’ Semantics & Pragmatics (Early Access) 12(16). DOI: 10.3765/sp.12.16
- Kim, Najoung, Kyle Rawlins, Benjamin Van Durme & Paul Smolensky. 2019. Predicting argumenthood of English preposition phrases. In Proceedings of the 33rd AAAI conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2019), 6578–6585. DOI: 10.1609/aaai.v33i01.33016578
- Rissman, Lilia, Kyle Rawlins & Barbara Landau. 2019. Event Participants and Verbal Semantics: Non-Discrete Structure in English, Spanish and Mandarin. In A. K. Goel, C. M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 960–966. Download: https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2019/papers/0180/index.html
- White, Aaron Steven, Elias Stengel-Eskin, Siddharth Vashishtha, Venkata Govindarajan, Dee Ann Reisinger, Tim Vieira, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Sheng Zhang, Francis Ferraro, Rachel Rudinger, Kyle Rawlins & Benjamin Van Durme. 2019. The Universal Decompositional Semantics Dataset and Decomp Toolkit. Download: https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.13851
I regularly teach classes on theoretical and computational semantics, mathematical foundations of cognitive science, and language & advertising. I also teach graduate seminars in special topics related to semantics, pragmatics, and computational semantics.
Fall 2019: On research leave
Spring 2020: Mathematical models of language. Graduate seminar TBD.
Past: Go here
|2017- :||Associate Professor, JHU Cognitive Science|
|2010-2017:||Assistant Professor, JHU Cognitive Science|
|2008-2010:||Visiting Assistant Professor, JHU Cognitive Science|
|2003-2008:||PhD in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz|
|1998-2003:||BA/BS in Linguistics and Computer Science at UMass Amherst|