I'm a third-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and a Jackman Junior Fellow in the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. I work primarily within semantics and psycholinguistics: how information is encoded cross-linguistically, and how this intersects with cognition. I am interested in using theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate issues in countability and plurality in the nominal and verbal domains, and how they surface typologically. Languages I have worked on thus far include: Macuxi (Carib), colloquial Singapore English and Malay/Indonesian (Austronesian). I am also interested in language documentation, ethical fieldwork practices, and the description of understudied languages.
Recent and upcoming:
I will be presenting a talk, 'Toward a mapping of spatial relations in Macuxi' at the 4th Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA) Workshop (joint work with Francisco França Miguel) at the University of Toronto.
Poster presentation of 'Linearizing classifiers, numerals, and nouns in the noun phrase. Does artificial language learning reflect cognitive biases?' at Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) 2022, organised by the University of York, UK.
I presented a talk 'Can cognitive biases yield ordering patterns within the noun phrase? Evidence from silent gesture and artificial language learning' at the Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning (X-PPL) Workshop 2022, hosted by the Department of Comparative Language Science at the University of Zurich.
I attended the 33rd European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022) in Galway, Ireland! 🇮🇪
I presented a poster, 'Ordering patterns in the noun phrase when counting: Insights from an artificial language learning experiment' at the 32nd Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Annual meeting, co-hosted by Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s Universities in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I have just been awarded a grant from the Jacobs Research Funds for my project: 'Traversing through space in Macuxi: a study of spatial expressions'!
Antono, Gregory. 2022. Meh contributes VERUM: A study of biased questions in colloquial Singapore English. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America (PLSA) 7(1). 5238. https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v7i1.5238
April 2022: I've successfully defended my first Generals Paper!