Tris Faulkner

Tris Faulkner
Kalamazoo College · Spanish Language and Literature

Doctor of Philosophy
Looking for research collaborations on topics in semantics and pragmatics; e.g., variation in mood, tense, and aspect.

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Introduction
My work centers on investigating the semantics and pragmatics of mood variation. For instance, I have performed several experimental investigations regarding the meanings that native Spanish speakers attach to the use of the subjunctive versus the indicative. Results from these experiments have shown that mood choice is meaningful and non-random. I am also planning various research projects regarding variation between tense and aspect, as related to Romance, English, and Jamaican Creole.

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Directive predicates have meanings that are similar to 'order', 'require', 'recommend', and 'advise'. Being volitional in nature, directives are said to form part of the core group of subjunctive-taking predicates (e.g., Villalta 2008). This means that, like desiderative (e.g., querer que 'to want that') and purpose clauses (e.g., para que 'so that...
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The present paper describes how the structure of a particular expression of ‘hope’ (e.g., I hope that x vs. My hope is that/would be that x), as well as the presence or absence of an additional modal element (e.g., would, might, may, could, can, should), can influence the speaker or subject’s perceived investment in or commitment to the proposition...
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Article link: (https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/borealis/article/view/6334). Standard Spanish grammar states that desideratives (querer que), directives (aconsejar que), purpose clauses (para que), causatives (hacer que), emotive-factives (alegrarse de que), dubitatives (dudar que), modals (ser posible que), and negated indicative-normative ver...
Thesis
The link to the full text of this Ph.D. thesis is available at Georgetown University's Institutional Repository: http://hdl.handle.net/10822/1062622 Standard Spanish grammar states that desideratives (querer que), directives (aconsejar que), purpose clauses (para que), causatives (hacer que), emotive-factives (alegrarse de que), negated epistemic...
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It is generally put forth that Spanish has the subjunctive as the required mood in the complements of emotive-factives ( alegrarse de que ‘to be happy that’), desire verbs ( querer ‘to want’), verbs of uncertainty ( dudar ‘to doubt’), modals ( ser posible que ‘to be possible that’), causatives ( hacer que ‘to make that’), and directives ( recomenda...

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Project
The present investigation looks at variation between subjunctive and indicative in directive complements. The paper has been conditionally accepted, pending minor revisions. More to come in one month.
Project
The link to the full text of this Ph.D. thesis is available at Georgetown University's Institutional Repository: http://hdl.handle.net/10822/1062622