Valentine Hacquard

Valentine Hacquard
Department of Linguistics
University of Maryland
1401 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742-7505
(301) 405-4935
hacquard -at- umd -dot- edu

Overview


I am a professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. My work focuses on formal semantics and its interfaces with syntax and pragmatics, mostly in the domain of modality and attitude reports. I am particularly interested in how these systems are constrained in natural language, and how children might acquire them.

Research


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Teaching


  • Ling 419C: Language and Theory of Mind, undergraduate seminar, Spring 2012
  • Ling410: Grammar and Meaning, Fall 2007, 2009, 2016, Spring 2013
  • Honr218L: Language and Mind, Fall 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Ling 660: Introduction to Semantics, Fall 2007, 2011, 2016
  • Ling 661: Issues in Semantics, Spring 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Ling 689/889: Pragmatics (with A. Williams), Spring 2010
  • Ling 689/889: Classic Papers in Semantics, Spring 2009
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Modality: Grammar, Meaning and Acquisition, Spring 2018
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Meaning & Distribution, (with J. Lidz, A. Williams), Spring 2016
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Word Meanings and Semantic Universals, Spring 2015
  • Ling 889: Seminar in Semantics & Acquisition: Acquiring the Semantics and Pragmatics of Attitude Verbs (with J. Lidz), Fall 2012
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Modals, Attitudes, and Evidentials, Fall 2011
  • Ling 889: Seminar in Linguistics & Philosophy: Propositional Attitudes (with E. Eaker), Fall 2008
  • Ling 879: Seminar in Semantics: Aspect and Modality, Spring 2008
  • Modals, Attitudes, and Evidentials. Ealing. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, September 2010.
  • Semantics of Attitudes. LOT Winter school. Tillburg, January 2016.
  • On the semantics and pragmatics of attitude reports: the view from acquisition, minicourse, MIT, Cambridge, MA, October 2016.