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Thomas Grano

Assistant Professor Lingustics
Office: Memorial Hall 217
Phone: (812) 856-5736

See also: Professor Grano's homepage


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, Chicago University, 2012
  • B.A. in Lingustics, Stanford University, 2006

Research Interests

Natural language semantics

Professor Grano's interests lie in natural language semantics, especially in relation to the syntax-semantics interface and to issues of cross-linguistic (non-)variation. More narrowly, his research activities mostly fall into two categories. The first is my current research, based on work begun in his dissertation, which is concerned with control and restructuring and other issues in complementation from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. Second, he has also investigated topics in gradability and comparison in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, partly in collaboration with his former graduate advisor Professor Chris Kennedy at the University of Chicago and with Professor Osamu Sawada of Mie University in Japan.