Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5949
Paul H. Portner

Top current projects

Published in 2018:
  • Mood, for Oxford University Press Surveys in Semantics and Pragmatics. This is a companion to Modality.
Semantics and pragmatics of mood variation:
  • Mari, Alda and Paul Portner "Mood variation with belief predicates: Modal comparison in semantics and the common ground"  download
The syntax and semantics of speech style and politeness marking (with Raffaella Zanuttini and Miok Pak):
  • Portner, Paul, Miok Pak, and Raffaella Zanuttini.  "The speaker-addressee relation at the syntax-semantics interface."  To appear in Languagedownload
Gradable modal expressions:

Updated 6/18