Selected Papers

Stevens, Jon and Stephanie Solt. The semantics and pragmatics of "some 27 arrests". To appear in Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Shari Speer and Judith Tonhauser. 2017. Rational use of prosody predicts projection in manner adverb utterances. Proceedings of CogSci 39. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2017. Biases and labeling in iterative pragmatic reasoning. Proceedings of CogSci 39. [pdf]

Roberts, Gareth and Jon Stevens. 2017. Information-theoretic factors in marking linguistic focus: A laboratory-language approach. Proceedings of CogSci 39. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon, Lila Gleitman, John Trueswell and Charles Yang. 2017. The pursuit of word meanings. Cognitive Science 41(S4), 638-676. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon, Anton Benz, Sebastian Reusse and Ralf Klabunde. 2016. Pragmatic question answering: A game-theoretic approach. Data & Knowledge Engineering 106, 52-69. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2016. Focus games. Linguistics and Philosophy, 345-441. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2016. A signaling account of contrastive focus. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2016. When do we think strategically? Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 35(1), 97-108. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2015. The role of preferred outcomes in determining implicit questioning strategies. Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon, Anton Benz, Sebastian Reusse and Ralf Klabunde. 2015. A strategic reasoning model for generating alternative answers. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the ACL. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon, Anton Benz, Sebastian Reusse, Ronja Laarmann-Quante and Ralf Klabunde. 2014. Indirect answers as potential solutions to decision problems. Proceedings of SemDial 2014. [pdf]

Ahern, Christopher and Jon Stevens. 2014. How uniqueness guides definite description processing. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) 20.1. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2014. Against a unified analysis of givenness and focus. Proceedings of WCCFL 31. [pdf]

Stevens, Jon. 2013. Information structure, grammar and strategy in discourse. Ph.D thesis, University of Pennsylvania. [pdf]

Contact info

  • OSU Department of Linguistics
  • Oxley Hall, Office 120
  • 1712 Neil Avenue
  • Columbus, OH, 43201

  • stevens dot four hundred at osu dot edu