Dissertation

My 2017 dissertation - Evidentiality and Questions: Bangla at the Interfaces - has two central foci: (i) it examines the behavioral contrasts of perspective- sensitive elements such as evidentials in questions and assertions; (ii) it investigates the connection between alternative questions and the clausal disjunction-embedder whether. The overall theme of the dissertation is an exploration into the interaction of questions and doxastic domains, set within formal syntactic, semantic and pragmatic theories.

Publications and Manuscripts

Invited Talks

Refereed Presentations

  • 2018. Embedded Alternatives and Alternative Questions
    FASAL 8, Wichita State University
  • 2017. Questioning speech acts
    with Haoze Li and Jess Law
    talk, Sinn und Bedeutung 22, ZAS Berlin
  • 2017. Evidentials come in two shapes
    poster, NELS 48, University of Iceland
  • 2017. Questioning speech acts
    with Haoze Li and Jess Law
    talk, NELS 48, University of Iceland
  • 2017. Evidentials in Biased Questions
    poster, PLC 41, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017. Evidentiality, Bias, and Questions
    talk, Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL)-7, MIT
  • 2016. To Flip or Not to Flip: Evidentials in Interrogatives
    talk, Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA)-3, University of Tubingen
  • 2016. Accessing non-accessible content: The case of the Bangla 'nishchoi'
    talk, ConSOLE XXIV, University of York
  • 2015. One Modal can Affect the Presupposition of Another
    poster, 2nd UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, University College London
  • 2015. The syntax of question particles in Manipuri Wh-questions
    poster, Formal Approaches to South-Asian Languages (FASAL)-5, Yale
  • 2013. Bangla biased questions with 'naki'
    MACSIM, University of Maryland.
  • 2013. The semantics of epistemic bias in Bangla 'naki' questions
    talk, Formal Approaches to South-Asian Languages (FASAL)-3, USC
  • 2012. Restricted Null Object parameter and V-stranding VPE in Bangla
    talk, South Asian Languages: Theory, Typology, and Diachrony, Yale
  • 2011. Reduplication in Bangla
    talk, South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA)-29, CIIL Mysore
  • 2011. Grammatical Aspect and Reduplication in Bangla
    talk, Students' Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI)-5, University of Hyderabad
  • 2010. A Comparative Study of Bangla and Assamese Classifier Systems
    with Madri Kakoti
    talk, Students' Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI)-4, University of Mumbai