Sarah Ouwayda
Linguistics Department, University of Geneva.

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About me

I am a semanticist (the syntactician type of semanticist), and a post-doctoral researcher in computational linguistics at the University of Geneva. I became a member of the Computational Linguistics and Computational Learning (CLCL) research group in the university of Geneva in August 2013, working with Professor Paola Merlo.

I defended my PhD in linguistics in June 2013, at the University of Southern California where I trained under the supervision of Professor Hagit Borer (Advisor), Professor Roumyana Pancheva (Co-chair), Professor Irene Heim, Professor Audrey Li, and Professor Kevin van Bladel.

During my PhD, I have spent a year as a visiting research associate at Queen Mary University of London in 2013, and a semester as a visiting PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 (under the supervision of Professor Sabine Iatridou).

Current and past research topics:

My research over the last 5 years has focused on the syntax and semantics of DPs, with special attention to numeral containing DPs. My dissertation, entitled "Where number lies", investigates the structure and interpretation of numeral containing DPs. I argue that numerals have more than one merger site in the DP, and that a numeral containing DP receives a collective or distributive interpretation depending on the merger site of the numeral.





Affiliations (with some redundancy):

The Computational Linguistics and Computational Learning (CLCL) research group.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva

The department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California

The Linguistic Society of America





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