Until May 2019 I was a research associate in semantics/pragmatics at the University of Potsdam. In 2017, I joined the research group Exhaustiveness in embedded questions (ExQ), led by Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam) and Edgar Onea (Graz). The group, which is part of the XPrag.de priority program, investigates the exhaustivity properties of questions from an experimental and cross-linguistic perspective. My prior work looked at the expression of definiteness across languages, with a particular focus on Akan – a Kwa language spoken primarily in Ghana. I am also interested in demonstratives and how they are expressed in Spanish and other Romance languages.
|2017 – 2019||Research associate, University of Potsdam (Germany)|
|2014 – 2017||MSc Linguistics, University of Potsdam (Germany)|
|2011 – 2014||BA Linguistics, University of Cambridge (UK)|
Bombi, C., M. Grubic, A. Renans & R. A. Duah. 2019. The semantics of the (so-called) clausal determiner nó in Akan (Kwa). In M. T. Espinal, E. Castroviejo, M. Leonetti, L. McNally & C. Real-Puigdollers (eds.), Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 23, vol. 1, 181–199
Bombi, C. 2018. Definiteness in Akan: familiarity and uniqueness revisited. In S. Maspong, B. Stefánsdóttir, K. Blake and F. Davis (eds.), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28, 120–140.
Benz, A., Bombi, C. and Gotzner, N. 2018. Scalar diversity and negative strengthening. In U. Sauerland and S. Solt (eds.), Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 22, 191–203.
Bombi, C. 2017. Definiteness in Akan. Master's thesis, University of Potsdam.
Bombi, C. Semantics of el … este: Leaner demonstratives in Spanish. Talk held at the 30th Colloquium on Generative Grammar, June 30–July 2, 2021, Barcelona (UAB)
Fricke, L., C. Bombi, C., D. Blok and M. Zimmermann. The pragmatic status of strong exhaustive readings of embedded questions. Talk held at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), March 4–6, 2020, Hamburg
Fricke, L., C. Bombi, M. Zimmermann and E. Onea. New evidence for intermediate exhaustive readings of wh-questions. Talk held at XPRAG.it 2019, September 19–20, 2019, Cagliari
Bombi, C. Decomposing definiteness: Are anaphoric definites really anaphoric?. Talk held at the Syntax-Semantik-Kolloquium of the Universität Potsdam, 29 January, 2019, Potsdam
Bombi, C., Grubic, M., Renans, A. and Duah, R. The semantics of the clausal determiner nó in Akan (Kwa). Talk held at Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 23, September 5–8, 2018, Barcelona
Bombi, C., Grubic, M., Renans, A. and Duah, R. Clausal determiners in Akan (Kwa). Talk held at The Semantics of African, Asian, and Austronesian Languages (TripleA) 5, June 27–29, 2018, Konstanz
Bombi, C. Definiteness in Akan (Kwa): familiarity and uniqueness revisited. Poster presentation at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28, May 18–20, 2018, MIT
Fricke, L., Bombi, C., Onea E., and Zimmermann, M. Exhaustivity of wh-interrogatives embedded under German wissen 'know'. Talk held at the 19th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, February 23–26, 2018, Szklarska Poreba (Poland)
Bombi, C. and De Veaugh-Geiss, J. P. Quantitative data in the field: A case study on Akan. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence 2018, February 15–17, 2018, Tübingen
Benz, A., Bombi, C. and Gotzner, N. Scalar diversity and negative strengthening. Talk held at Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 22, September 7–10, 2017, Potsdam
|2019 – now||Editor (with Radek Šimík) of the special collection Definiteness and referentiality at Glossa|
|2019||Co-organizer (with Radek Šimík) of the workshop Sorting out the concepts behind definiteness (41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society/DGfS, Bremen, 2019)|
|2018||Graduation award – best master's thesis university-wide (Absolventenpreis): Definiteness in Akan|