Morgan Moyer to postdoc in Paris
BA alum Morgan Moyer is to join Ira Noveck for a research postdoc at the Laboratory of Formal Linguistics (LLF) within Paris Diderot University (Paris 7) after finishing her dissertation at Rutgers this summer. The dissertation asks when speakers permit 'mention-some' readings of embedded interrogatives, as in "I know who has a copy of that book: Bill," and suggests a pragmatic account of new experimental data. With Noveck, a leader in the area of experimental pragmatics, Morgan will do studies on the interpretation of discourse connectives. At Maryland, Morgan worked with Valentine Hacquard, Jeffrey Lidz and grad mentors Rachel Dudley and Kate Harrigan on development in children's understanding of attitude verbs and pronouns.