Masha Esipova

Masha Esipova* is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Oslo, working on semantics and its interfaces. Much of her research focuses on how meaning is expressed through various channels in spoken and written communication (words and their parts, gestures, facial expressions, prosody, text modifications, etc.). Some of her ongoing projects concern affective meaning, high-level modification, structure of event and situation descriptions, semantics and sociopragmatics of pronouns, and semantics of pictures. In her spare time, she likes to lift heavy objects, and she has been increasingly thinking about applying her linguistics toolkit to analyzing the grammar of lifting. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from New York University.

*NYI alumn!