The Department of Linguistics is excited for Dr. Robert Henderson to join the UofA!
Robert finished his PhD at UC Santa Cruz in 2012 before taking a postdoc at McGill University. He is coming to the University of Arizona from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he has been an assistant professor for two years. Robert's research is in formal semantics with a special focus on the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica (especially Mayan languages), languages on which he has done many years of fieldwork. His research in formal semantics centers on plural reference in both the individual and event domains, as well as related phenomena like distributivity, collectivity, and cumulativity. That said, he has also published work in other areas of semantics, most importantly, on varieties of not-at-issue meaning, like that contributed by appositives and expressives. He also has a major interest in the maintenance and revitalization of Mayan languages, as well as how social services like healthcare can play a role toward those ends.
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