Carla Bombi

Department of Linguistics
University of Potsdam

carla.bombi.ferrer [at] uni-potsdam.de

Campus Golm, House 14, Room 3.22
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25
14476 Potsdam, Germany

About

I am a research associate (PhD position) 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.


Education

2017 - nowResearch associate, University of Potsdam (Germany)
2014 - 2017MSc Linguistics, University of Potsdam (Germany)
2011 - 2014BA Linguistics, University of Cambridge (UK)

Publications

Bombi, C., Grubic, M., Renans, A. and Duah, R. The semantics of the clausal determiner in Akan. To appear in Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 23.

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. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 22, 191-203.


Talks

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 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


Scholarships

2015 - 2016Deutschlandstipendium - University of Potsdam / Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
2014 - 2015German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Yearly Scholarship for international graduates