My research focuses on how meanings are assembled, and on how structure conditions the pragmatic inferences that are made. I defended my dissertation, Anchoring Pragmatics in Syntax and Semantics, at the Linguistics Department at UMass Amherst in March 2011. Before returning to UMass I was assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) at the University of Konstanz (2014-2019), where I still keep returning to talk linguistics and have long walks along the Rhine. You can see some of my recent work here.
contact: maria.biezma (at) umass (dot) edu