I am following established academic practice in listing under this rubric only those students whose dissertations I have supervised or co-supervised as chair or co-chair of the PhD committee. In the US system, the thesis supervisor directs the dissertation and is the primary intellectual mentor for the student writing the dissertation. I have had the pleasure of working with many more PhD students as a committee member on their dissertations. These working relations were often intense, lasting, and extremely rewarding.


















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Luis Alonso-Ovalle

Ph.D. 2006

Disjunction in Alternative Semantics (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

Disjunction in Alternative Semantics (Semantics Archive)


Jan Anderssen

Ph.D. 2011

Quantification, misc. (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

Quantification, misc. (personal website)


Ana Arregui

Ph.D. 2005

On the Accessibility of Possible Worlds: The Role of Tense and Aspect (Amazon)

On the Accessibility of Possible Worlds: The Role of Tense and Aspect (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Stephen Berman

Ph.D. 1991

On the Semantics and Logical Form of Wh-Clauses (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

On the Semantics of Wh-Clauses (Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics)

On the Semantics of Wh-Clauses (GLSA, available in velobound format)


Shai Cohen

Ph.D. 2009

On the Semantics of too and only: Distinctness and Subsumption (Scholarworks@UMass Amherst)


Noah Constant

Ph.D. 2014

Contrastive Topic: Meanings and Realizations (Scholarworks@UMass Amherst)


Amy Rose Deal

Ph.D. 2010 (co-chaired with Rajesh Bhatt)

Topics in the Nez Perce Verb (personal website)

Topics in the Nez Perce Verb (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Molly Diesing

Ph.D. 1990 (co-chaired with David Pesetsky)

The Syntactic Roots of Semantic Partition (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

Indefinites (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)


Kai von Fintel

Ph.D. 1994

Restrictions on Quantifier Domains (GLSA)

Restrictions on Quantifier Domains (Semantics Archive)

Restrictions on Quantifier Domains (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

Abstract (Linguist List)


Ilaria Frana

Ph.D. 2010

Concealed Questions. In Search of Answers (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Kiyomi Kusumoto

Ph.D. 1999

Tense in Embedded Contexts (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Suzi Oliveira de Lima

Ph.D. 2014 (co-chaired with Lyn Frazier)

The Grammar of Individuation and Counting (Semantics Archive)

The Grammar of Individuation and Counting (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Jo-Wang Lin

Ph.D. 1996

Polarity Licensing and Wh-Quantification in Chinese (GLSA)

Polarity Licensing and Wh-Quantification in Chinese (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Andrew McKenzie

Ph.D. 2012 (co-chaired with Seth Cable)

The Role of Contextual Restriction in Reference Tracking (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Paula Menéndez-Benito

Ph.D. 2005

The Grammar of Choice (Semantics Archive)

The Grammar of Choice (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

The Grammar of Choice (Amazon)


Keir Moulton

Ph.D. 2009 (co-chaired with Kyle Johnson)

Natural Selection and the Syntax of Clausal Complementation (Scholarworks@UMass Amherst)


Marcin Morzycki

Ph.D. 2005

Mediated Modification: Functional Structure and the Interpretation of Modifier Positions (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Maribel Romero

Ph.D. 1998

Focus and Reconstruction Effects in Wh-Phrases (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Aynat Rubinstein

Ph.D. 2012.

Roots of Modality (Semantics Archive)

Roots of Modality (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Bernhard Schwarz

Ph.D. 2000 (co-chaired with Kyle Johnson)

Topics in Ellipsis (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Florian Schwarz

Ph.D. 2009

Two Types of Definites in Natural Language (Scholarworks@UMass Amherst)

Two Types of Definites in Natural Language (createspace.com)


Roger Schwarzschild

Ph.D. 1991

On the Meaning of Definite Plural Noun Phrases (GLSA)


Pluralities (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy)


Junko Shimoyama

Ph.D. 2001 (co-chaired with Kyle Johnson)

Wh-Constructions in Japanese (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Satoshi Tomioka

Ph.D. 1997

Focusing Effects and NP Interpretation in VP Ellipsis (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)


Elisabeth Villalta

Ph.D. 2007 (completed with Sigrid Beck, Tübingen)

Context Dependence in the Interpretation of Questions and Subjunctives (UB Tübingen)