I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in the Linguistics Department. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2015 and previously taught linguistics as a lecturer at UCSD (2014-2015). 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 on the language 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.
Teaching: LINGUIST 272: Structure of African Languages: Semantic Topics. Stanford University.
Conference talk: ‘The semantics of quotative ideophones’. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26. 5.12.2016.
Conference talk: ‘Ideophones in Wolof’. Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) 37. 3.25.2016.
Invited talk: ‘The performative lexicon: Investigating ideophones in African languages’. Africa Table, Stanford Center for African Studies. 3.2.2016.
Invited talk: ‘How to quote a sensation: Speech reports and the semantics of ideophones’. Berkeley Syntax and Semantics Circle. 2.12.2016.
Teaching: LINGUIST/ANTHRO 274a and 274b (two quarters): Linguistic Field Methods. Stanford University. Language: Amharic.
Invited talks: ‘Wolof bu xóót: Fieldwork on “deep” Wolof in rural Senegal’. Stanford Fieldwork Workshop 11.18.2015 and Berkeley Fieldwork Forum. 12.1.2015.
Degree: PhD from University of Chicago. August 2015.
Publication: Baglini, R. and I. Francez. ‘The implications of managing’. The Journal of Semantics.
Postdoc: Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Fellowship, Stanford University. 2015-2018.
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
Job: Lecturer in Linguistics, University of California, San Diego. July 2014-June 2015.