Bahasa Indonesia lesson. Yogyakarta, Java.

Bahasa Indonesia lesson. Yogyakarta, Java.

I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in the Linguistics Department. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago and previously taught linguistics as a lecturer at UCSD.  My work focuses on semantics and its interface with morphology and syntax, and relies heavily on typological considerations and data from less commonly studied languages.  I have been conducting fieldwork on the Senegambian language Wolof since 2010. My dissertation research was funded by the Mellon Foundation and NSF grant BCS-132434.  From March 2011-March 2013, I was the Bloch Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America.  You can find some of my research here, or on


Publication: Baglini, R. and I. Francez. ‘The implications of managing’. The Journal of Semantics.  (In press)

Postdoc: Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Fellowship, Stanford University.  2015-2017.

Conference talk: ‘Property concepts and non-mereological semantics in Wolof’.  SALT 25.  5.18.2015

Conference talk: ‘Reference to states across lexical categories’. GLOW Workshop: States and Events.  4.18.2015

Invited talk: ‘The semantics of property concepts’. Linguistics Department Colloquium talk at University of California, San Diego.  12.1.2014

2013-2014 News

Job: Lecturer in Linguistics, University of California, San Diego.  July 2014-June 2015.

Fieldwork: Dissertation fieldwork on Wolof in Senegal (funded by NSF grant BCS-1324343) and France (funded by the France Chicago Center).  November 2013-August 2014.

NSF Award: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS-1324343). Project title: ‘Property concepts in Wolof’. Amount: $12,364. Read the abstract here.

Visiting researcher:  Institut Jean Nicod (École Normale Supérieure), Paris. Through 9.23.2013

Fellowship: 2013-2014 Recipient of the Mellon University of Chicago Dissertation Year Fellowship.