Aurore Gonzalez is a postdoctoral researcher involved in the LeibnizDream project “Realizing Leibniz’s Dream: Child Languages as a Mirror of the Mind” (PIs: Artemis Alexiadou (HU), Maria Teresa Guasti (UniMiB), and Uli Sauerland (ZAS)). She received her PhD from Harvard University in January 2021, with a dissertation on polar questions and interrogative particles supervised by Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University).
Her research focuses on the semantics of natural language and its interface with syntax and pragmatics. In her work, she closely combines formal approaches with crosslinguistic and experimental methods of investigation. Some topics she has worked on include polar questions, negative polarity, negative coordination, and unconditionals.