The legal variant of "Natasha" is "Natalia". The former is my name, and the latter is reserved for paperwork.
Linguistics Department, PO D-191
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Linguistics Department at the University of Konstanz, where I am part of the project Universal preferences for natural concepts. Until recently, I was also an associate member of the SFB 833 "Construction of meaning" (University of Tübingen), a group that brings together linguists and psychologists.
My pronouns are she/her. I am a vegetarian and I've been commuting by bike since 2010, including in Los Angeles.
My work is mostly on formal semantics and formal pragmatics. I also have additional interests in formal syntax and analytic philosophy, especially philosophy of language and epistemology. My research program in broad strokes is on the nature of cross-linguistic variation, on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics, and on the synthesis between linguistics and philosophy.
My major interests are epistemic commitments and first-person content, as well as everything in between. The specific topics I have worked on include evidentiality, modality, predicates of personal taste, attitude reports, clausal complementation, parentheticals, speech acts, and non-canonical questions. My research program is described in greater detail here, and most current projects revolve around one of the following issues: (i) the universals and variation in the evidential domain, (ii) the semantics and metasemantics of taste, and (iii) non-canonical interrogatives across Slavic. The full CV is here.