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Kyle Rawlins
Cognitive Science Department
Johns Hopkins University
Room 237 Krieger Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218

Office: Krieger 149
Office phone: 410-516-5330
Office hours: On research leave (Spring 2014)

rawlins at cogsci dot jhu dot edu (or rawlins at gmail dot com)


2010– : Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Department, JHU
2008–2010: Visiting Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Department, JHU
2003–2008: PhD student in the Linguistics department at UC Santa Cruz

For more details, see my CV.


Areas of interest: Formal semantics, pragmatics, syntax, and the interfaces of these fields, mathematical linguistics, philosophy of language (mainly
philosophical semantics), computational semantics.

Empirical domains of particular interest: conditionals (clausal adjuncts more generally), adverbs, interrogatives/questions (and other non-declaratives), question-answer discourse, regular polysemy, definiteness, anaphora (donkey anaphora in particular), Iroquoian phonology.

There is also a more detailed overview of my research interests, with downloadable papers. If you are wondering what linguistics/semantics/etc. is, this page (an informal overview to my research, for non-specialists) might be of interest to you.


Fall 2013: Semantics II
Event structures in theory and practice. Co-taught with Benjamin Van Durme, Computer Science / HLTCOE. More details soon.
Spring 2013: Formal methods: language
Fall 2012: Formal methods: language
Research seminar on experimental linguistics. Co-taught with Akira Omaki.
Past: Go here.

Some LaTeX resources.

Non-linguistic: sometimes I create music; see my music website and my soundcloud page.