last name thomas
first name guillaume
nickname thomasg
affiliation Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
main domain semantics
level advanced
based in U.S.A.
email @
grant none
hostel needs 1 bed in the hostel
confirmed no
self-description I'm working mainly on the semantics/syntax interface. I've worked on FCI, conditionals, and the syntax of free relatives and indirect questions in French. Lately, I've been studying aspect and degree modification in Guarani Mbya, which has triggered my interest for ergativity and case theory (Mbya is a split-S language). As a whole, I can say that what interests me most in linguistics is the study of how the expression of meaning is constrained by the different layers of grammar, and what are the relations between the different constraints that each language puts on the expression of meaning. Academically speaking, I did my undergaduate studies in Nantes (France) in linguistics and philosophy. I've been working on Mbya in Brazil since fall 2006. I'll begin my graduate studies in Fall 07 at MIT. Properly speaking, I'm not affiliated anywhere right now. My main motivation for attending the EGG is to get informed in domains of linguistics that I know little about (there are plenty of them!), not necessarily only in semantics, and to meet other young linguists.

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