Diti Bhadra [d̪ɪt̪ɪ ˈbʰɑdɹɑ]
I am a formal semanticist, and occasionally an interfacist (semantics-pragmatics-syntax).
I am a Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University.
My primary interests lie in exploring how human beings compute complexity in meaning and structure, using formal mathematical and logical tools. I am regularly intrigued by questions (all types), quantificational variability, polarity items, evidentiality/modality and bias, disjunction and alternatives, factivitiy/veridicality, tense and aspect, ellipsis and anaphora, predictive typological models, and sentence processing.
Most of my data is gathered through virtual native speaker surveys or onsite fieldwork.
I graduated from Rutgers Linguistics with a Ph.D. in Linguistics and a Certificate in Cognitive Science.
Starting in Fall 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Linguistics.