Luka Crnič

I am an assistant professor in the Language, Logic and Cognition Center and the Department of Linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I received my PhD in linguistics from MIT and, prior to that, studied linguistics, philosophy and mathematics at the University of Tübingen. My work is primarily in semantics and its interfaces. For more information, you can look at my latest CV (updated 06/11/2016). You can contact me via email.

The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim.
2014. Vols. 1 and 2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Print version: here and here. (co-edited with Uli Sauerland)

Equatives and maximality.
2017. Manuscript, Hebrew University & MIT. (with Danny Fox)

More on less.
2017. In: Lamont, Andrew and Katerina Tetzlaff (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 47 (in production). (abstract based on a negation-based analysis of comparatives, slides with existential closure vs. maximality operator implementation)

A note on connected exceptive phrases.
2016. Manuscript, Hebrew University.

Free choice under ellipsis.
2016. The Linguistic Review 32. (prefinal version)

Ellipsis, Polarity, and Parallelism.
2015. In: D'Antonio, Sarah and Mia Wiegand (eds.) Proceedings of SALT 25.

Scalar Implicatures of Embedded Disjunction.
2015. Natural Language Semantics 23: 271-305. (with Emmanuel Chemla and Danny Fox) (prefinal version)

Introduction: Irene Heim - Biographical Notes.
2014. In: Crnič, Luka and Uli Sauerland. (eds.) The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. Vol. 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. (with David Pesetsky and Uli Sauerland)

Against a Dogma on NPI Licensing.
2014. In: Crnič, Luka and Uli Sauerland. The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. Vol. 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

Non-monotonicity in NPI Licensing.
2014. Natural Language Semantics 22: 169-217. (prefinal version)

Pragmatics of epistemics in attitudes: A reply to Anand & Hacquard (2013).
2014. Manuscript, Hebrew University.

Focus particles and embedded exhaustification.
2013. Journal of Semantics 30: 533-558. (prefinal version)

How to get even with desires and imperatives.
2013. In: Csipak, Eva, Regine Eckardt and Manfred Sailer (eds.) Beyond any and ever, pp. 127-154. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Projection of supplements in alternatives.
2013. Snippets 26.

On the meaning and distribution of concessive scalar particles.
2013. In: LaCara, Nicholas, Yelena Fainleib and Yangsook Park (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 41, pp. 143-156. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publishers.

On the rise and fall of declaratives.
2011. In: Reich, Ingo, Eva Horch and Dennis Pauly (eds.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 15, pp. 645-661. (with Tue Trinh)

Coordination and additivity in modal discourses.
2010. In: Grinsell, Timothy, Adam Baker, Julia Thomas, Rebekah Baglini, and Jon Keane (eds.) Proceedings of CLS 46.

On the (non-)cumulativity of cumulative quantifiers.
2010. In: Prinzhorn, Martin, Viola Schmitt and Sarah Zobel (eds.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14, pp. 117-133.

Indefiniteness in counting.
2009. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 16.

Embedding imperatives.
2009. In: Lima, Suzi, Kevin Mullin and Brian Smith (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 39, pp. 227-239. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publishers. (with Tue Trinh)

Embedding imperatives in English.
2009. In: Riester, Arndt and Torim Solstad (eds.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, pp. 113–127. (with Tue Trinh)

Ruin and restitution.
2008. Natural Language Semantics 16: 111-114. (with Sigrid Beck and Thilo Götz)

Comparative ambiguities with universal modals.
2017. A note on the interpretation of comparatives that contain (non-neg-rasing) universal modals in the standard clause (06/2017).

2017. Slides for an invited talk at UCLA (02/2017).

More on less.
2016. Slides for a talk at NELS 47, held at UMass Amherst (10/2016).

Split scope of negative indefinites with connected exceptives.
2016. A remark on a puzzle facing certain approaches to connected exceptives that involves negative indefinites.

Splitting the atoms of subtractive modification.
2016. Slides for an invited talk at Logic in Language and Conversation (ROSE) workshop, held at Utrecht University (09/2016).

A brief remark on formal alternatives to, and scalar implicatures of, sentences with multiple scalar items.
2016. A comment on some predictions of the strength-based constraint on the derivation of formal alternatives discussed in Fox (2007) (03/2016).

Bar-Hillel and the division of labor in language.
2015. Slides from a general audience presentation given at a symposium commemorating Yehoshua Bar-Hillel's 100th birthday, held at the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities (11/2015).

Dahl's puzzle, Rule H, and Parallelism.
2015. A note on the ellipsis licensing conditions involved in deriving Dahl's puzzle on the basis of Rule H (06/2015, updated 01/2017).

Remarks on the exhaustification approach to NPI licensing.
2014. A handout from a presentation given in the Semantics Circle at ZAS, Berlin (08/2014).

Scope fixing and focus movement.
2013. A poster presented at SALT 24, held at New York University (05/2013).

On the typology of scalar particles.
2012. Slides from the presentation at the GLOW 35 Workshop "Association with Focus" held at the University of Potsdam (03/2012) and at the colloquiua at Ben Gurion University and Tel Aviv University (05/2012).

Getting even.
2011. Doctoral dissertation, MIT (09/2011; fixed typos 11/2011).