Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa

About Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa

Third year Ph.D. student in the Linguistics Department I was born and raised in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and I completed my B.A in Philosophy in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez with a minor in linguistics. My Philosophy Undergraduate Thesis explored Pico Della Mirándola's Oration on the Dignity of Man and which selected lines are attributed to his Kabalistic doctrine. My Undergraduate Thesis in linguistics explored "donkey sentences" with multiple quantifiers. Other than philosophy and lingusitics I enjoy reading novels and watching horror movies. 

Areas of Study

Formal Semantics, Syntactic Theory, Syntax-Semantics Interface and Lexical Semantics. 

Research Interests

Quantifier ambiguity in VSO languages, compositional semantics, computational linguistics. 

Areas of Study

Formal Semantics, Syntactic Theory, Syntax-Semantics Interface and Lexical Semantics. 

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Contact Information

Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa
Graduate Teaching/Research Associate
Office: Douglass 114D (Syntax Lab)

Degree(s)

M.S in Human Language Technology, University of Arizona 2021

B.A in Philosophy, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez  2019

Courses Taught

 

LING300 Introduction to Syntax (TA), Spring 2022

LING432 The Psychology of Language, Winter 2021

LING150C1 Language in the Digital Age (TA), Fall 2021

LING432 The Psychology of Language, Summer 2021

LING322 Structure and Meaning of Words, Summer 2020, Winter 2020

LING364 Introduction to Formal Semantics (TA) Spring 2020

GER150A1 Becoming Multilingual: Learning and Mantaining Two or More Languages (Grader) Spring 2020

GER150B1 Becoming Transcultural: Maximizing Study Abroad (Grader) Fall 2019

NSCS320 Issues & Themes in Cognitive Science (TA) Fall 2019