Emma Cunningham

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About me

Industry Student
Occupation Formal Semantics
Location Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Introduction I'm about to move to Providence, RI where I'll be studying under the guidance of Polly Jacobson at Brown University. I'm interested in semantics, philosophy of language, the many interfaces in linguistics, theories of discourse, polarity, computation and logic, programming languages, and pine nuts. I think I'm a fun person to talk to usually, and I'm learning how to really love language. I consider a few people my heroes: Gottlob Frege for being passionate and creative and innovative; Barry Schein and Elena Guerzoni for being my first introductions to the wonderful world of semantics and really being fantastic people who inspire me to keep learning; Chris Barker and Polly Jacobson for their ideas and spirit; Eben Moglen for being a revolutionary and a damn powerful speaker.
Interests lambda calculus, scheme/lisp, eben moglen, wittgenstein, apple inc., quine, event semantics, tarski, frege, parsons, vegetarianism, german, spanish, learning new languages, web2.0, wikipedia, berlin, variable free semantics
Favorite Movies in the mood for love, singin' in the rain, a clockwork orange, the corporation, 8 1/2, der untergang, i heart huckabees
Favorite Music squarepusher, dvorak, the beatles, jaco pastorius, avishai cohen, aphex twin, wir sind helden, the duhks, desaparecidos, venetian snares, the flashbulb, talkdemonic
Favorite Books der dativ ist dem genitiv sein tod, tractatus logico-philosophicus, doors of perception, free culture, mathematical methods in linguistics, sicp, asimov's foundation series, o.s. card's ender's game series

If your whole body were a hot air balloon, would you stop eating spicy food?

Noooooo! :-)