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Interests

Theoretical and experimental investigations of semantics and pragmatics, and their interfaces with prosody and syntax. Phenomena studied include biased polar questions, polar particle responses, focus, intonational tunes, and modality.

Output

Thesis

Goodhue, D. 2018. On asking and answering biased polar questions. Ph.D. thesis, McGill University. Available here.

Journal articles

Goodhue, D. and M. Wagner. 2018. Intonation, yes and no. Glossa. Available here (open access). Accompanying sound files available here.

Goodhue, D. 2017. Must p is felicitous only if p is not known. Semantics & Pragmatics. Early access draft available here (open access).

Handbook articles

Westera, M., D. Goodhue, and C. Gussenhoven. in preparation. Meanings of tones and tunes. In The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody. Oxford University Press.

Proceedings papers from refereed conferences

Goodhue, D. in preparation. A minimal theory of verum focus and context dependent bias in questions. In The Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 48.

Goodhue, D. 2016. Epistemic must is not evidential, it's epistemic. In The Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 46. Available here.

Goodhue, D., L. Harrison, Y. T. C. Su, and M. Wagner. 2016. Toward a bestiary of English intonational contours. In The Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 46. See and hear our data and download the paper here

Goodhue, D. and M. Wagner. 2015. It's not just what you say, it's how you say it: Intonation, yes and no. In D. Ozyildiz & T. Bui (eds.), The Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 45. Available here.

Goodhue, D., J. Pickett, and M. Wagner. 2013. English reverse prosody in yes-no responses. In R. Fernández & A. Isard (eds.), The Proceedings of Sem Dial: The 17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue at the University of Amsterdam (DialDam). Available here.

White, L., H. Goad, D. Goodhue, H. Hwang and M. Lieberman. 2013. Syntactic ambiguity resolution in L2 parsing: effects of prosodic boundaries and constituent length. Proceedings of the 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Available here.

Other presentations (no proceedings)

Goodhue, D. 2017. Biased polar questions: Verum focus is semantic focus, high negation is a distinct phenomenon. Poster presented at The Linguistics Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting. 

Goodhue, D. 2017. Must p is felicitous only if p is not known. Talk presented in the Cognitive Science Semantics Lab at Johns Hopkins University.

Goodhue, D. 2016. The disambiguating effects of intonation. Talk presented at the McGill Cognitive Science Research Day.

Goodhue, D. 2016. VERUM focus and epistemic bias in English polar questions. Talk presented at The ninth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop (TOM).

Goodhue, D. 2016. A: No, we don’t know what no means. B: Yeah no, I know. Poster presented at The ninth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop (TOM)

Goodhue, D. 2015. Epistemic bias in yes-no questions in English. Invited talk presented at The Inquisitive Turn closing event: Questions in Pragmatics. Workshop website here.

Goodhue, D. and M. Wagner. 2015. The effect of the contradiction contour on ambiguous yes-no responses. Talk presented at The Linguistics Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting.

Goodhue, D. 2015. Epistemic must is not evidential, it's epistemic. Talk presented at The eighth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop (TOM).

Goodhue, D. 2013. Intonation in yes-no responses. Poster presented at The sixth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop (TOM).

 

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