Teodora Mihoc

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About

I am a linguist interested in formal, experimental, and computational modeling approaches to natural language semantics and pragmatics and in both fundamental and applied research.

In most of my recent and ongoing work I focus on investigating empirical and theoretical similarity with respect to free choice, polarity sensitivity, and scalarity across different categories of meaning—numerals, disjunction, indefinites, aspectual operators, etc. In other work I also tackleh issues related to evidentiality and modality.

For more details see my industry resume or my academic CV and visit me on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, or GitHub.

Education

  • degree programs
2013-2019 PhD Linguistics, Harvard U
  Thesis: Decomposing logic: Modified numerals, polarity, and exhaustification
  Committee: Gennaro Chierchia (chair), Kathryn Davidson, Anamaria Fălăuş, Roger Schwarzschild
2011-2012 MA Linguistics, U of Ottawa
  Memoire: The Romanian Presumptive Mood: Inferential evidentiality and upper-end degree epistemic modality
  Advisor: Ana Arregui
2007-2010 BA Applied Modern Languages and French, Lucian Blaga U of Sibiu
  • other
16-22/06/2012 North American Summer School of Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI), U of Texas at Austin
2010-2011 Mandarin Chinese language course, Beijing Language and Culture U
Spring 2009 Erasmus exchange term, Aristotle U of Thessaloniki

Employment / Affiliation

  • academic positions
03/2021-present Research affiliate (visiting scholar), Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
07/2019-present Research affiliate (associate of the department), Dept of Linguistics, Harvard U
01-05/2020 Linguistics instructor, Harvard Extension School
09/2019-05/2020 Assistant Head Tutor, Dept of Linguistics, Harvard U
06/2016-05/2018 Lab manager, Meaning and Modality Lab, Dept of Linguistics, Harvard U (PI: Kathryn Davidson)
09/2015-05/2017 Teaching Assistant and Tutorial Instructor, Dept of Linguistics, Harvard U
09/2012-08/2013 Research Assistant, Dept of Linguistics, U of Ottawa (PI: Maria Luisa Rivero)
09/2011-05/2012 Teaching Assistant, Dept of Linguistics, U of Ottawa
  • other
2007-present Freelance English-Romanian translator and interpreter; academic English proofreader, copyeditor
05-06/2011 English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, The Affiliated High-School of Peking U
2002-2009 English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor

Research

Papers

(* = first author or equal contribution)

  • in reviewing cycles at journals
under revision Teodora Mihoc. Ignorance and polarity sensitivity in the grammar: From disjunction and indefinites to numerals.
  • in abstract-reviewed conference proceedings, and other
to appear Teodora Mihoc. Modified numerals and polarity sensitivity: Between O(nly)(DA) and E(ven)(SA). In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 25.
to appear Teodora Mihoc* and Kathryn Davidson. Superlative-modified numerals and negation: A multiply negotiable cost. In Proceedings of Experiments in Linguistics Meaning (ELM) 1.
to appear Aurore Gonzalez* and Teodora Mihoc*. A neo-Carlsonian approach to bare plural nominals in Romanian and French. In J. Sturm (ed.), Harvard Working Papers in Linguistics 14.
2020 Teodora Mihoc. Ignorance and anti-negativity in the grammar: or/some and modified numerals. In M. Asatryan, Y. Song, and A Whitmal (eds.), Proceedings of The Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 50.
2019 Teodora Mihoc*, Diti Bhadra, and Anamaria Fălăuş. Epistemic modals, deduction, and factivity. In K. Blake, F. Davis, K. Lamp, and J. Rhyne (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 29, pp. 351-70.
2014 Teodora Mihoc. The Romanian future-and-presumptive auxiliary. In B. Buccola, M. Hamilton, A. McKillen, and J. Tanner (eds.), McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 24(1), pp. 64-80.
2013 Teodora Mihoc. The Romanian Presumptive Mood: The key to the Romanian will-Future. Cahiers linguistiques d'Ottawa/Ottawa Papers in Linguistics, 38.
  • unpublished manuscripts
2017 Akshat Agrawal* and Teodora Mihoc*. Numeral-negation scope endorsement asymmetry: An alternative Rational Speech Act (RSA) model.
2015 Georgian tu: A ka particle.

Presentations

(talks and posters)

(* = first author or equal contribution)

(A = abstract; H = handout; P = poster; S = slides; V = video)

  • refereed
upcoming, 2021 Teodora Mihoc. Polarity sensitivity across domains. Talk @ Workshop: The meaning of functional categories in the verbal / sentential domain (Neg / Asp / Voice / Deg / little v), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, June 17-18.
2021 Teodora Mihoc. Singular, plural, modal. Poster @ Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) 51, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (online), Apr 29-May 1. (A) (P+V)
2021 Teodora Mihoc. Aspectual operators and polarity sensitivity. Talk @ Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 44, GLOW Board (online), Apr 15-17. (A) (S)
2021 Teodora Mihoc. Negative comparison between exactness, ignorance, and evaluativity. Talk @ Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC) 45, U of Pennsylvania (online), Mar 19-21. (A) (S)
2020 Teodora Mihoc. Epistemic indefinites, number marking, and certainty. Talk @ Sensus 1, UMass Amherst, Apr 18-19 Sep 26-27. (A) (S)
2020 Teodora Mihoc* and Kathryn Davidson. Superlative-modified numerals and negation: A negotiable cost. Talk @ Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM) 1, U of Pennsylvania, June 10-12 Sep 22-24. (A) (S+V)
2020 Teodora Mihoc. Modified numerals and polarity sensitivity: Between O(nly) and E(ven). Talk @ Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 25, U College London / Queen Mary U of London, Sep 3-5. (online) (A) (S+V)
2019 Teodora Mihoc. Ignorance and anti-negativity in the grammar: [or/some] and modified numerals. Talk @ The Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 50, MIT, Oct 24-27. (A) (S+H)
2019 Teodora Mihoc*, Diti Bhadra, and Anamaria Fălăuş. Epistemic modals, deduction, and factivity. Talk @ Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 29, UCLA, May 17-19. (A)
2019 Teodora Mihoc. Ignorance and polarity sensitivity in modified numerals and beyond. Poster @ Workshop: The meaning of numerals: cognitive, experimental, and semantic perspectives, ZAS, Berlin, Mar 27-28. (A) (P)
2018 Teodora Mihoc. The alternatives of bare and modified numerals. Talk @ Rencontres d'Automne de Linguistique Formelle (RALFe), U Paris 8 / CNRS, Dec 6-7. (A) (S)
2017 Teodora Mihoc* and Kathryn Davidson. Testing a PPI analysis of superlative modified numerals. Talk @ Experimental Pragmatics (XPrag) 7, University of Cologne, June 21-23. (A) (S)
2017 Aurore Gonzalez* and Teodora Mihoc*. Bare nominals in French and Romanian. Talk @ Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) 47, U of Delaware, April 20-23. (H)
  • invited
2021 Teodora Mihoc. Ignorance and positive polarity in indefinites, disjunction, and numerals. Talk @ Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, May 21. (S)
2021 Teodora Mihoc. From Chomsky through Confucius to Montague and Grice (Or what I've been up to since I left LBUS). Talk @ Lucian Blaga U of Sibiu, May 17.
2018 Teodora Mihoc. Modified numerals between polarity and valence. Talk @ Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes, CNRS/University of Nantes, Dec 3. (S)
2018 Teodora Mihoc. An extent-based GQT-style unified implicature account of bare and modified numerals. Talk @ Institute for Logic, Language, and Information, U of Amsterdam, June 12. (S)
2014 Teodora Mihoc. The broader epistemic future. Talk @ Commitment phenomena through the study of evidential markers in Romance languages, University of Neuchâtel, Sep 5. (S)
  • other
2018 Teodora Mihoc. Scope asymmetry, QUDs, and exhaustification. Talk @ LingedIn, Harvard U, May 4. (H)
2017 Teodora Mihoc. Decomposing bare and modified numerals. Talk @ LingedIn, Harvard U, Dec 7.
2016 Teodora Mihoc. More evidence of heterogeneity in the class of comparative and superlative numeral modifiers. Talk @ Language and Cognition group meeting, Harvard U, Nov 29.
2016 Teodora Mihoc. More evidence of heterogeneity in the class of comparative and superlative numeral modifiers. Talk @ Experimental Syntax & Semantics Lab / Language Acquisition Lab Meeting, MIT, Oct 18.
2016 Teodora Mihoc. More evidence of heterogeneity in the class of comparative and superlative numeral modifiers. Talk @ LingedIn, Harvard U, Sep 30.
2016 Teodora Mihoc. Confessing ignorance. Talk @ LingedIn, Harvard, April 20.
2015 Teodora Mihoc. Romanian Bare Nominals and Derived Kind Predication. Talk @ Southern New England Workshop on Semantics (SNEWS), Harvard U, Nov 21.
2015 Teodora Mihoc* and Alexander Klapheke. Two sets of alternatives for numerals. Talk @ East Coast Graduate Student Workshop (ECO-5), Harvard U, Apr 11.
2013 Teodora Mihoc. Romanian presumptivity: The future case in point. Talk @ Southern New England Workshop on Semantics (SNEWS), MIT, Nov 16.
2013 Teodora Mihoc. The Romanian presumptive mood and the key to the Romanian will-future. Talk @ Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Workshop on Semantics (TOM) 6, McGill U, Mar 23. (S)

Teaching

(F = Fall; S = Spring; W = Winter)

  • as instructor
S2020 Introduction to Linguistics (full semester course). Harvard Extension School. (syllabus)
S2017 The semantics and pragmatics of numerals (half-semester sophomore tutorial). Harvard U. (syllabus)
S2016 Logic in Linguistics (half-semester sophomore tutorial). Harvard U. (syllabus)
F2015 Inquisitive Semantics (half-semester junior tutorial). Harvard U. (syllabus)
  • as teaching fellow
F2017 Semantic Theory I. Instructor: Kathryn Davidson. Harvard U.
F2017 Language, Structure, and Cognition. Instructor: Kathryn Davidson. Harvard U.
F2016 Language, Structure, and Cognition. Instructor: Kathryn Davidson. Harvard U.
S2016 Language, Structure, and Cognition. Instructor: Kathryn Davidson. Harvard U.
F2015 Syntactic Theory I. Instructor: C.-T. James Huang. Harvard U.
W2012 Writing Systems. Instructor: Marie-Claude Séguin. U of Ottawa.
W2012 Les langues dans le monde. Instructor: Andrés Pablo Salanova. U of Ottawa.
F2011 Introduction to Linguistics. Instructor: Robert Truswell. U of Ottawa.

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