Aron Hirsch

PhD Student

MIT, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

E-mail: aronh <at> mit <dot> edu

Interests: semantics, pragmatics, syntax, prosody, experimental

Papers

Brillman, R. J. & Aron Hirsch. (to appear). An anti-locality account of English subject/non-subject asymmetries.  Proceedings of CLS 50.

Hirsch, Aron & Martin Hackl. (2014). Incremental presupposition evaluation in disjunction. Proceedings of NELS 44.

Hirsch, Aron. (2014). What is the domain for weight computation: the syllable or the interval?  Proceedings of Phonology 2013. paper stimuli

Hirsch, Aron. (2011). Patterns of prosodic prominence in English intransitive sentences. B.A. Honors Thesis, McGill University.

Presentations

Upcoming

Hirsch, Aron. March 2015. An unexceptional semantics for expressions of exception.  PLC 39.

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. May 2015. Rightward movement affects prosodic phrasing. ETAP 3.

Refereed conference presentations

Ruth Brillman & Aron Hirsch. (2015). An anti-locality account of English subject/non-subject asymmetries.  89th Annual Meeting of the LSA, Portland, OR.

Aron Hirsch. (2015).  Exhaustivity and polarity mismatch.  89th Annual Meeting of the LSA, Portland, OR. (poster)

Aron Hirsch & Michael Wagner.  (2014). Prosodic evidence that parentheticals are placed by rightward movement.  NELS 45, MIT.

Brillman, Ruth & Aron Hirsch. (2014). Don’t move too close. CLS 50.

Hirsch, Aron. (2014). Exhaustivity and polarity mismatch. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Ohio State University. (poster)

Hirsch, Aron & Martin Hackl. (2014).  Incremental processing and presupposition evaluation in disjunction.  Linguistic Evidence, University of Tuebingen.

Hirsch, Aron & Martin Hackl. (2014).  Incremental processing and presupposition evaluation in disjunction.  88th Annual Meeting of the LSA, Minneapolis, MN.

Hirsch, Aron. (2013).  Is the domain for weight computation the syllable or the interval?  Phonology 2013, UMass Amherst.

Hirsch, Aron & Martin Hackl. (2013). Incremental presupposition evaluation in disjunction.  NELS 44, University of Connecticut.

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. (2013). Topicality and its effect on prosodic prominence: the context creation paradigm.  87th Annual Meeting of the LSA, Boston, MA. (poster)

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. (2011). Syntactic differences in the reliability of prosodic disambiguation.  Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2 (ETAP 2), McGill University.  abstract, slides.

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. (2011). Context and prominence in English intransitive sentences. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2 (ETAP 2), McGill University. (poster) abstract, poster.

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. (2011). Patterns of prosodic prominence in English intransitive sentences. 34th Generative Linguistics in the Old World Colloquium (GLOW 34), Vienna, Austria. abstract, slides.

Wagner, Michael & Aron Hirsch. (2011). Prominence in English intransitive sentences.  CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford University. (poster) abstract.

Older presentations

Hirsch, Aron. (2013). Weight effects on stress placement: syllables or intervals? Paper presented at the Rutgers UMass MIT phonology meeting, UMass Amherst.

Hirsch, Aron. (2012).  Prosodic prominence in intransitive clauses: argument structure or information structure?  Presented at the weekly meeting of the Experimental Syntax and Semantics lab, MIT.  (joint work with Michael Wagner)

Hirsch, Aron & Michael Wagner. (2011). Topicality and its effect on prominence. Paper presented at McSIRG (McGill Syntactic Interfaces Research Group) semantics workshop, McGill University.  handout

Hirsch, Aron. (2011). Syntactic differences in the reliability of prosodic disambiguation. Poster presented at the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Day, McGill University.  poster

Hirsch, Aron. (2011). Prosody and argument structure. Guest lecture in ‘LING 7800: Prosody in the Lab’ at the LSA Institute, CU Boulder. course website, slides (topic 4).

Hirsch, Aron. (2010). Patterns of prosodic prominence in English intransitive sentences.  Paper presented at Ottawa’s Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates, University of Ottawa. handout

Hirsch, Aron. (2009). Palatal glide usage in Winnipeg English. Paper presented at Ottawa’s Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates, University of Ottawa. abstract