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Department of Cognitive Science

Cory Bill

Cory Bill

PhD Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.814
Phone : +61 2 9850 4136
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : cory.bill@students.mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Thesis Details

What’s in an inference: Exploring the nature of scalar implicatures and presuppositions.

  • Scholarship : Other
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Stephen Crain and Associate Professor Rosalind Thornton

Awards

  • University Medal - Linguistics (2012), Bill, C.

Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) (2015) Bill, C. ($4,850)
  • ARC CCD Student Exchange Scheme (2015) Bill, C. ($6,932)

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F. & Crain, S. (2016). Scalar implicatures vs. presuppositions: The view from acquisition [Special Issue]. Topoi: Presuppositions: Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology, 35(1), 57-71. doi:10.1007/s11245-014-9276-1

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Zehr, J., Bill, C., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., & Schwarz, F. (2016). Presupposition projection from the scope of none: Universal, existential, or both? In M. Moroney, C.-R. Little, J. Collard, & D. Burgdorf (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT) 26 (pp. 754-774). Washington, USA: Linguistic Society of America.
  • Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F. & Crain, S. (2015). Presuppositions vs. scalar implicatures in acquisition. In E. Doty & B. Sneller (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Vol21/Iss1/A3, University of Pennsylvania, USA: Working Papers in Linguistics.
  • Schwarz, F., Romoli, J., & Bill, C. (2015). Scalar implicatures in processing: Slowly accepting the truth (literally). In E. Csipak, & H. Zeijlstra (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19 (pp. 573-590). Göttingen University, Germany: Linguistics in Göttingen.
  • Zehr, J., Bill, C., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., & Schwarz, F. (2015). Existential presupposition projection from none? An experimental investigation. In T. Brochhagen, F. Roelofsen, & N. Theiler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 448-457). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation.
  • Tieu, L., Bill, C., Romoli, J., & Crain, S. (2014). Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Evidence from acquisition. In J. Grieser, T. Snider, S. D'Antonio, & M. Wiegand (Eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 24) (pp. 122-136). Portland, USA: Linguistic Society of America.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Zehr, J., Bill, C., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., & Schwarz, F. (2016, May). Presupposition projection from the scope of ‘none’: Universal, existential, or both? Paper presented at the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26), University of Texas, USA.
  • Bill, C., Zehr, J., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., Crain, S., & Schwarz, F. (2016, February). On the acquisition of presupposition projection. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society, Workshop on Presuppositions in Language Acquisition, Konstanz, Germany.
  • Bill, C., Zehr, J., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., & Schwarz, F. (2015, December). Experimental evidence for existential presupposition projection from ‘none’. Paper presented at the Amsterdam Colloquium, The Netherlands.
  • Bill, C., Pagliarini, E., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., & Crain, S. (2015, November). Children's interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Pagliarini, E., Bill, C., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., & Crain, S. (2015, October). Distributive inferences in child language. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.
  • Bill, C., E. Pagliarini, J. Romoli, L. Tieu, & S. Crain. (2015, September). Children’s interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms. Poster session presented at the Sinn und Bedeutung 20, University of Tübingen, Germany.
  • Bill, C., Pagliarini, E., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., & Crain, S. (2015, September). Children's interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms. Poster session presented at the 20th Sinn und Bedeutung, University of Tubingen, Germany.
  • Bill, C., Tieu, L., Romoli, J., & Crain, S. (2015, September). Neg-raising in child language. Paper presented at the Workshop on Negation, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  • Tieu, L., Bill, C., Romoli, J., & Crain, S. (2015, August). Comparing plurality inferences and scalar implicatures in acquisition. Paper presented at the Experimental Approaches to Semantics (ExAS), 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bill, C., Pagliarini, E., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., & Crain, S. (2015, July). Children’s interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms. Paper presented at the Experimental and Crosslinguistic Evidence for the Distinction between Implicatures and Presuppositions (ImPres), Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Germany.
  • Tieu, L., Bill, C., Romoli, J., & S. Crain, S., (2015, July). Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Further evidence from acquisition. Paper presented at the Experimental and Crosslinguistic Evidence for the Distinction between Implicatures and Presuppositions (ImPres), Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Germany.
  • Kennedy, L., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., Sevdali, C., Bill, C., Crain, S., & Folli, R. (2014, September). Broca’s aphasia and plurality inferences. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Oxford, UK.
  • Tieu, L., Bill, C., Romoli, J., & Crain, S. (2014, May). Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures. Poster session presented at the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT 24), New York, USA.
  • Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F., & Crain, S. (2014, March). Indirect scalar implicatures are neither scalar implicatures nor presuppositions (or both). Poster session presented at the 38th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F., & Crain, S. (2014, March). Indirect scalar implicatures are neither scalar implicatures nor presuppositions (or both). Poster session presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, USA.

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