Associate Professor
  • PhD Advisor
JF 305


Ph.D. in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Laurea in Philosophy, Università degli Studi do Milano (Italy).


Research Interests: 

Formal semantics, formal pragmatics, and their interaction with syntax focusing on the following empirical domains across languages: Negative Polarity and Negative Concord, interrogative sentences and predicates that embed them, presupposition projection, and focus associating particles.


Articles and book chapters: 

Guerzoni, E. & Sharvit, Y. (2014). Whether or not Anything but not Whether Anything or not. In: L. Crniç & U. Sauerland (Eds.), The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. MTWIPL Publisher. (pp. 199-224)

Guerzoni, E. (2007). Weak Exhaustivity and Whether: A Pragmatic Approach. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XVII. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications. (pp. 112-139)

Guerzoni, E. & Lim, D. (2007). Even if, Factivity and Focus. In: E. Puig-Waldmüller (Ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra. (pp. 276-290)

Guerzoni, E. & Sharvit, Y. (2007). A Question of Strength: On NPIs in Interrogative Clauses. Linguistics and Philosophy, 30(3): 361-391. The Netherlands: Springer.

Guerzoni, E. (2006). Intervention Effects on NPIs and Feature Movement: Towards a Unified Account of Intervention. Natural Language Semantics, 14(4) 359-398. The Netherlands: Springer.

Guerzoni, E. (2004). Even-NPIs in yes/no Questions. Natural Language Semantics, 12(4): 319-343. The Netherlands: Springer.

Alonso Ovalle, L. & Guerzoni, E. (2004). Double Negatives, Negative Concord and Metalinguistic Negation. In: M. Androni, E. Debenport, A. Pycha & K. Yoshimura (Eds.), Proceedings of CLS 38 (1): The Main Session. Chicago Linguistic Society Publications, Chicago, IL. (pp. 15-31)

Guerzoni, E. & Sharvit, Y. (2003). Reconstruction and its Problems. In: P. Dekker & R. van Rooy (Eds.), Fourteenth Amsterdam Colloquium: Proceedings. ILLC, Amsterdam (NL). (pp. 205-210)

Guerzoni, E. (2003). Even and Minimizer NPIs in Wh-Questions. In: B. Agbayani, P. Koskinen & V. Samiian (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Western Conference On LinguisticsWECOL 2002. Volume 14. Fresno CA. (pp. 99-111)