Helena Aparicio | University of Chicago Linguistics

Helena Aparicio The University of Chicago

haparicio {at} uchicago {dot} edu

RESEARCH - EDUCATION - CV - CONTACT

Helena Aparicio | University of Chicago Linguistics I am currently a fourth year graduate student in the linguistics department at the University of Chicago. I am interested in theoretical and experimental semantics/pragmatics.

My most recent work focuses on the interaction of context and meaning. I am particularly interested in the different types of context-sensitivity involved in the processing of relative vs. absolute adjectives.

RESEARCH

(Selected peer-reviewed papers and presentations)

Meaning and Context: Gradable Adjectives and the Relative Absolute Distinction

  • Aparicio, H., Xiang, M. and Kennedy, C. 2015. Processing of relative vs. absolute adjectives: A Visual World study. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing, USC, Los Angeles. [poster]

Phi-feature Mismatches Under Ellipsis

  • Aparicio, H., Franich, K. and Xiang, M. 2014. The syntax of ellipsis resolution: Eye-tracking evidence from φ-feature mismatches. Oral presentation given at NELS 45, MIT, Boston. [paper]
  • Franich, K., Aparicio, H. and Xiang, M. 2014. The syntax of ellipsis resolution: Eye-tracking evidence from φ-feature mismatches. Oral presentation given at TLS 15, University of Texas, Austin.

Subset Comparatives

  • Aparicio, H. 2013. A compositional semantics for subset comparatives. Poster presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 18, University of the Basque Country, Spain. [paper]
  • Aparicio, H. 2013. A compositional semantics for subset comparatives. Oral presentation given at ESSLLI 2013, Student Session. Düsseldorf University, Germany. [slides]

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EDUCATION

2011-Present Ph.D. student in Linguistics
University of Chicago

M.A. in Linguistics
City University of New York (2011)

M.A. in Applied Linguistics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain (2008)

B.A. in Humanities
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain (2006)

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Helena Aparicio
Language Processing Lab
The Karen Landahl Center for Linguistics Research
The University of Chicago
1126, E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Tel. 773-702-2849
E-mail: haparicio {at} uchicago {dot} edu

Updated 4/2/2015

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