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I'm a graduate student in the Linguistics Department at the University of Chicago. I'm also a graduate of the Law School.

My research primarily addresses questions in semantics and pragmatics. In particular, I'm interested in phenomena at the border of standard truth-conditional semantics. My dissertation uses social choice theory, the branch of economics concerning collective decision-making, to explain linguistic vagueness. I'm also interested in what linguistic theory has to tell us about legal interpretation.

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Work

Grinsell, Timothy W. To appear. Unlikey imperfectives. In Proceedings of SALT 24.

Grinsell, Timothy W. 2014. Linguistics and legislative intent. Online at SSRN.

Grinsell, Timothy W. 2012. Avoiding predicate whiplash: social choice theory and linguistic vagueness. In Proceedings of SALT 22. 424-40. (preprint)

Grinsell, Timothy W. 2012. Russian imperfective imperatives. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16. 279-92. (preprint)

Grinsell, Timothy W. 2010. Lithuanian modal comparatives: implication for the syntax and semantics of comparison. In Proceedings of FASL 19. (preprint)

Bochnak, M. Ryan, Timothy W. Grinsell, and Alan Yu. 2011. Copula agreement and the stage-level/individual-level distinction in Washo. In Alexis Black and Meagan Louie (eds.) Proceedings of Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas 16, 1-10.

Proceedings of the 46th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. 2014. Eds. Rebekah Baglini, Timothy Grinsell, Jonathan Keane, Adam Singerman, and Julia Thomas Swan.


Contact

twg {at} uchicago {dot} edu