Hi!

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science department at Pomona College.

You can find a copy of my CV here.

I am a linguist with a focus in meaning (semantics and pragmatics). I am especially interested in cross-linguistic variation and potential semantic universals. In my dissertation, Variables in Natural Language, I argued that across languages, anaphoric expressions such as pro-forms and traces are highly restricted in their possible interpretations. Specifically, anaphoric expressions vary only over individuals. 

In more recent work, I have looked at various topics in the semantics and pragmatics of languages of Africa. Below are some recent publications:

Landman, Meredith. In press. Nominal quantification in Kipsigis. To appear in Contemporary African Linguistics 4: Selected Papers from the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press

Landman, Meredith & Rodrigo Ranero. In press. Focus marking in Kuria. To appear in J. Kandybowicz, T. Major, & H. Torrence (Eds.), Contemporary African Linguistics 2: African Linguistics on the Prairie–Selected Papers From the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Landman, Meredith. 2016. Quantification in Logoori. In D. Payne, S. Pacchiarotti, & M. Bosire (Eds.), Con-temporary African Linguistics 1: Selected Papers from the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (pp. 219–233). Berlin: Language Science Press.

Landman, Meredith & Marcin Morzycki. 2003. Event-kinds and the representation of manner. In B. Agbayani, P. Koskinen, & V. Samiian (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Western Conference on Linguistics (Volume 14). Held at University of British Columbia. Fresno: Department of Linguistics at California State University, Fresno.

Landman, Meredith. 2003. Morphological contiguity. In A. Carpenter, A. Coetzee, & P. de Lacy (Eds.), University of Massachusetts Amherst Occasional Papers in Linguistics 26: Papers in Optimality Theory II. Amherst: Graduate Student Linguistic Association Publications.