Daniel Puthawala

Doctoral Student
Graduate Students

I'm interested in the problems that form the divide between human language users and our cutting edge AI counterparts, and between the traditional subfields of linguistics. Much of my current research deals with Ellipsis, which is fits in both of those environments. It is clear from the literature that a comprehensive understanding of ellipsis phenomena requires an integration of the Syntax-semantics interface, as well as some theoretical moving parts from pragmatics and prosody reasoning as well, to account for how we, as language learners and users, deal with Ellipsis and related phenomena such as coordination and anaphora. Ellipsis is also a problem for Linguistics AI, because it is not straightforwardly compositional, and highly dependent on context.

Areas of Expertise
  • Syntax-Semantic Interface
  • Ellipsis
  • Computational Linguistics
Education
  • M.A. Linguistics, The University of Chicago, 2015
  • B.A. Linguistics and Japanese, SUNY Binghamton, 2011

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