Jeffrey Geiger

I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago.

My main research interest is in experimental pragmatics, and the interfaces of pragmatics. I am also interested in Sorbian, and I have spent some time researching language game phonology (rhythm).


Nonidentity in anaphor interpretation

My dissertation, advised by Ming Xiang, Chris Kennedy, and Jason Merchant, investigates nonidentity in anaphora resolution, in particular the effects of nonlinguistic contextual manipulations on anaphor interpretation. Click here for more information on this topic.

Language game rhythm

My first qualifying paper at UChicago, advised by Alan Yu, discussed the role of uniform output rhythmic alternations in the learning of iterative-infixing language games. I also presented a few posters that sought to model the phonology of this class of game. Click here for more information on this topic.


2019: PhD Chicago, Linguistics (expected)
2016: MA Chicago, Linguistics
2012: BA Northwestern, Linguistics and Geography

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Jeffrey Geiger
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Rosenwald Hall #224
Chicago, IL 60637-1511