Valentine Hacquard

Valentine Hacquard

Department of Linguistics
University of Maryland

1401 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742-7505

(301) 405-4935
hacquard -at- umd -dot- edu


I'm an associate professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. My work focuses on semantics and its interfaces with syntax and pragmatics. In particular:

Below are links to downloadable papers. Papers not posted here are available upon request.


  • Wellwood, Alexis, Roumyana Pancheva, Valentine Hacquard and Colin Phillips (2015) ‘The anatomy of a comparative illusion’. (Under review).
  • Wellwood, Alexis, Valentine Hacquard and Roumyana Pancheva (2012) 'Measuring and Comparing Individuals and Events'. Journal of Semantics 29(2), pp. 207-228. First published online December 2011. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffr006
  • Wellwood, Alexis, Roumyana Pancheva, Valentine Hacquard, Scott Fults and Colin Phillips (2009) 'The Role of Event Comparison in Comparative Illusions', CUNY, UC Davis, [poster].
  • Hacquard, Valentine (2006), 'Aspects of Too and Enough Constructions', in E. Georgala and J. Howell (eds.) Proceedings of SALT 15 at UCLA. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.
  • Hacquard, Valentine, MaryAnn Walter and Alec Marantz (2007) 'The Effects of Inventory on Vowel Perception in French and Spanish: an MEG Study' in Brain and Language, 100(3), 295-300.
  • Walter, Mary Ann and Valentine Hacquard (2004). 'MEG Evidence for Phonological Underspecification'.Proceedings of BioMag 2004. [longer version]


  • Ling 419C: Language and Theory of Mind, undergraduate seminar, Spring 2012
  • Ling410: Grammar and Meaning, Fall 2007, 2009, 2016, Spring 2013
  • Honr218L: Language and Mind, Fall 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Modals, Attitudes, and Evidentials. Ealing 2010. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
  • Semantics of Attitudes. LOT Winter school 2016. Tillburg.

  • Ling 660: Introduction to Semantics, Fall 2007, 2011, 2016
  • Ling 661: Issues in Semantics, Spring 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Ling 689/889: Pragmatics (with A. Williams), Spring 2010
  • Ling 689/889: Classic Papers in Semantics, Spring 2009
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Meaning and Distribution, (with J. Lidz and A. Williams), Spring 2016
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Seminar in Semantics: Word Meanings and Semantic Universals, Spring 2015
  • Ling 889: Seminar in Semantics and Acquisition: Acquiring the Semantics and Pragmatics of Attitude Verbs (with J. Lidz), Fall 2012
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Modals, Attitudes, and Evidentials, Fall 2011
  • Ling 889: Seminar in Linguistics and Philosophy: Propositional Attitudes (with E. Eaker), Fall 2008
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Aspect and Modality, Spring 2008