Vera Gor

PhD Candidate

Department of Linguistics
Rutgers University
18 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901



I am a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics. My research interests are in syntax and pragmatics, and language acquisition. My dissertation "Experimental Investigations of Principle C at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface" (co-advised by Kristen Syrett and Ken Safir) experimentally probes what licenses or bars co-construal relations in backwards anaphora, apart from c-command. I also work as a lab coordinator at Kristen's Rutgers Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies, supervising our undergraduate research assistants and dealing with the lab's daily issues. For more information about me and my work, please, follow the links on the left.


On January 4, 2019, I gave a talk co-authored with Kristen Syrett: "Not-at-Issueness and Principle C: Information status influences judgments of structurally illicit coconstruals" at the "Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics" session of the Linguistic Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting (LSA 2019), New York, NY.

On October 7, 2018, I gave a talk co-authored with Kristen Syrett: "What's at issue when Principle C is not-at-issue: Information status and backwards anaphora" at the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Cornell Univeristy, Ithaka, NY.

Last modified: January 9, 2019