Department of Language Science
School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Here is a link to my CV.
Originally from Maine, I received my BA in Linguistics and in Philosophy from Boston University. I crossed the Charles River to join the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University, where I wrote my PhD thesis on the semantics of measurement in 2014. Then, I travelled a bit farther west, joining Noah Goodman’s Computation and Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. Now, I direct the meaning lab at UC Irvine.
Refereed Journal Articles
Dyer, William, Charles Torres, Gregory Scontras & Richard Futrell. 2023. Evaluating a century of progress on the cognitive science of adjective ordering. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 11, 1185–1200.
Coon, Jeff, Alexander Etz, Gregory Scontras & Barbara W. Sarnecka. 2023. Esports as a cultural microcosm for studying psycholinguistics. Games and Culture.
Achimova, Asya, Gregory Scontras, Ella Eisemann & Martin V. Butz. Active iterative social inference in multi-trial signaling games. Open Mind 7, 111–129.
Scontras, Gregory. 2023. Adjective ordering across languages. Annual Review of Linguistics 9, 357–376.
Kroll, Judith F., Ariel Chan, Andrew Cheng & Gregory Scontras. 2023. How to frame bilingualism in context: Putting people and places in mind. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 26, 17–19.
Scontras, Gregory. 2022. On the semantics of number morphology. Linguistics and Philosophy 45, 1165–1196.
Achimova, Asya, Gregory Scontras, Christian Stegemann–Philipps, Johannes Lohmann & Martin V. Butz. 2022. Learning about others: Modeling social inference through ambiguity resolution. Cognition 218, 104862.
Laleko, Oksana & Gregory Scontras. 2021. On the many dimensions of complexity in heritage languages. Heritage Language Journal 18(2), 1–37.
Scontras, Gregory & Lisa S. Pearl. 2021. When pragmatics matters more for truth-value judgments: An investigation of quantifier scope ambiguity. Glossa 6: 110, 1–37.
Scontras, Gregory & Michael T. Putnam. 2020. Lesser-studied heritage languages: An appeal to the dyad. Heritage Language Journal 17, 152–155.
Polinsky, Maria & Gregory Scontras. 2020. A roadmap for heritage language research. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 23, 50–55.
Polinsky, Maria & Gregory Scontras. 2020. Understanding heritage languages. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 23, 4–20.
Scontras, Gregory, Judith Degen & Noah D. Goodman. 2019. On the grammatical source of adjective ordering preferences. Semantics and Pragmatics 12, 7.
Degen, Judith, Andreas Trotzke, Gregory Scontras, Eva Wittenberg & Noah D. Goodman. 2019. Definitely, maybe: A new experimental paradigm for investigating the pragmatics of evidential devices across languages. Journal of Pragmatics 140, 33–48.
Scontras, Gregory, Maria Polinsky & Zuzanna Fuchs. 2018. In support of representational economy: Agreement in heritage Spanish. Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3, 1.
Scontras, Gregory, William Badecker & Evelina Fedorenko. 2017. Syntactic complexity effects in sentence production: A reply to MacDonald et al. (2016). Cognitive Science 41, 2280–2287.
Scontras, Gregory & Noah D. Goodman. 2017. Resolving uncertainty in plural predication. Cognition 168, 294–311.
Scontras, Gregory, Maria Polinsky, C.-Y. Edwin Tsai & Kenneth Mai. 2017. Cross-linguistic scope ambiguity: When two systems meet. Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 2, 36.
Scontras, Gregory. 2017. A new kind of degree. Linguistics and Philosophy 40, 165–205.
Scontras, Gregory, Judith Degen & Noah D. Goodman. 2017. Subjectivity predicts adjective ordering preferences. Open Mind 1, 53–65.
Fuchs, Zuzanna, Gregory Scontras & Maria Polinsky. 2015. The differential representation of number and gender in Spanish. The Linguistic Review 32, 703–737.
Scontras, Gregory, Zuzanna Fuchs & Maria Polinsky. 2015. Heritage Language and Linguistic Theory. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 1545.
Scontras, Gregory, William Badecker, Lisa Shank, Eunice Lim & Evelina Fedorenko. 2015. Syntactic Complexity Effects in Sentence Production. Cognitive Science 39, 559–583.
Scontras, Gregory & Andreea Nicolae. 2014. Saturating syntax: Linkers and modification in Tagalog. Lingua 149, 17–33.
Scontras, Gregory, Peter Graff & Noah D. Goodman. 2012. Comparing Pluralities. Cognition 123, 190–197.
Scontras, Gregory & Edward Gibson. 2011. A quantitative investigation of the imperative–and–declarative construction in English. Language 87, 817–829.