About

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability at the University of Gothenburg. I am generally interested in type-theoretic approaches to natural language semantics, which I’ve recently investigated with two research goals in mind:

  • First, to help make theories of dynamic semantics more composable and extensible. I’ve recently tried this using algebraic effects.
  • Second, to connect type-theoretic semantics with the computational modeling of human behavior, as in, e.g., RSA models. I aim to do this in a way that preserves the tools, like λ-calculus, that semanticists are typically used to.

Much of my current research is in the semantics of presupposition and anaphora. I have also done experimental work, with a focus on ellipsis, and was affiliated with the University of Chicago’s Language Processing Lab. Recently, I’ve been investigating approaches to presupposition triggers that view them as scope-taking devices.

You can email me at julian.grove@{gmail.com, gu.se}.