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JEREMY KUHN
Institut Jean Nicod
UMR 8129
Pavillon Jardin
Ecole Normale Supérieure
29, rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris, France


jeremy.d.kuhn [at] gmail [dot] com

ABOUT

I am a CNRS researcher, affiliated with the Institut Jean Nicod at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. I study formal semantics, with a particular interest in what sign languages can tell us about semantic composition in natural language.

I received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from New York University in September 2015, under the direction of Philippe Schlenker. My dissertation investigates the unique ways that sign languages are able to express semantic concepts through the use of space and iconicity. Topics include anaphora, plurality, dependency, telicity, and pluractionality. A ten page summary is available here.

I have also been involved in projects on primate communication (more information here), and have done work on phonology, with interests in the mathematical properties (including typology and learnability) of constraint-based frameworks.

My current CV is available here.


PAPERS (PUBLISHED OR TO APPEAR)

  • Pluractionality and distributive numerals. [preprint draft]
    Kuhn. (to appear). Pluractionality and distributive numerals. Language and Linguistics Compass.

  • On the -oo suffix of Campbell's monkeys [paper]
    Kuhn, Keenan, Arnold, and Lemasson. (2018). On the -oo suffix of Campbell's monkeys. Linguistic Inquiry, 49(1):169-181.

  • Dependent indefinites: the view from sign language [paper][preprint draft]
    Kuhn. (2017). Dependent indefinites: the view from sign language. Journal of Semantics, 34(3):407-446.

  • Pluractionality, iconicity, and scope in French Sign Language [paper]
    Kuhn and Aristodemo. (2017). Pluractionality, iconicity, and scope in French Sign Language. Semantics and Pragmatics, 10(6).

  • The categorical role of structurally iconic signs [paper] [preprint draft]
    Strickland, Aristodemo, Kuhn, and Geraci. (2017). The categorical role of structurally iconic signs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, E72.

  • Review of Herrmann (2013), Modal and focus particles in sign languages [paper] [draft]
    Kuhn. (2017). Review of Herrmann, Annika (2013) Modal and focus particles in sign languages. A cross-linguistic study (Sign Languages and Deaf Communities 2). Sign Language & Linguistics, 20(1):129-134.

  • Discourse anaphora – theoretical perspectives [draft]
    Kuhn. (to appear). Discourse anaphora – theoretical perspectives. In Quer, Pfau, and Herrmann (eds.), Theoretical and Experimental Sign Language Research. Routledge.

  • Formal monkey linguistics [paper][preprint draft]
  • Formal monkey linguistics: the debate [paper][preprint draft]
    Schlenker, Chemla, Schel, Gautier, Fuller, Kuhn, Veselinović, Arnold, Cäsar, Papworth, Murphy, Lemasson, Ouattara, Keenan, Ryder, and Zuberbühler. (2016). Formal monkey linguistics. Theoretical Linguistics, 42(1-2):1-90.

  • Classification and automatic transcription of primate calls [paper]
    Versteegh, Kuhn, Synnaeve, Ravaux, Chemla, Cäsar, Fuller, Murphy, Schel, and Dunbar. (2016). Classification and automatic transcription of primate calls. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(1), EL26-EL30.

  • ASL Loci: Variables or Features? [paper][preprint draft]
    Kuhn. (2016). ASL Loci: Variables or Features? Journal of Semantics, 33(3), 449-491.

  • Harmony via Positive Agreement: Evidence from trigger-based count effects [paper]
    Kuhn. (2012). Harmony via Positive Agreement: Evidence from trigger-based count effects. In Huang, Poole, and Rysling (eds.), Proceedings of the 43th conference of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 43), Vol. 1, 253-264.


PAPERS IN PROGRESS

  • Kuhn. "The dynamics of negative concord." Manuscript. [draft]

  • Kuhn. "Gather/numerous as a mass/count opposition." Manuscript. [draft]

  • Kuhn. "A new synonymy problem for E-type theories." Manuscript. [draft]

  • Kuhn. "Telicity and iconic scales in ASL." Manuscript. [draft]

  • Kuhn. "Functional reference in American Sign Language." Manuscript. [draft]


TALKS ON THE WEB

  • 2018. "Telicity and iconic scales in ASL." Argument Structure Across Modalities. [video][slides]

  • 2015. "Language, two ways." TEDx talk at Stuyvesant high school. [video][slides]

  • 2015. with V. Aristodemo. "Iconicity in the grammar: pluractionality in French Sign Language." Sinn und Bedeutung 20; Linguistics Society of America 89. [LSA audio][LSA slides]

  • 2013. "ASL Loci: Variables or Features?" Sinn und Bedeutung 18. [video][handout]


TEACHING

Upcoming courses

Teaching Resources

  • Categorial grammar [notes]
  • Sign language linguistics (LSK Winter Institute course, 2018) [course site]
  • Sign language linguistics I: phonology and morphology [slides]
  • Sign language linguistics II: syntax and semantics [slides]
  • NASSLLI 2016: "New advances in sign language semantics" [course site]
  • ESSLLI 2015. "The meaning of space: New advances in sign language semantics" [course site]