Upsorn Tawilapakul, Ph.D. (Lecturer)

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Education

  • B.A. in English, Chulalongkorn University
  • M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Thammasat University
  • M.Phil. in English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of York, UK

Areas of Interest

  • Semantics-pragmatics Interface
  • Discourse Particles
  • Information Structure
  • Wh-clefts/li>
  • Questions/li>
  • Aspect/li>
  • Context/li>
  • Presupposition/li>

Office

Language Institute Building, Rangsit Campus

Phone

02-696-6078

Email

u.tawilapakul@gmail.com

Academic Work/Publications

Publications:

  • 2015: Counter-Expectation in Thai. PhD Thesis, University of York, UK
  • 2014: On Common Ground, Context, and Information Structure: The Case of Counter-Expectation in Thai. Proceedings of the 28th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computing, PACLIC 28
  • 2012: On the Role of the Particle lɛɛw45 in Thai. In L. Hogeweg, E. McCready and G. Winterstein (eds.),Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs. SDV. Sprache und Datenverarbeitung: International Journal for Language Data Processing, Vol. 35.2/2011 and35.1.2012
  • 2011: The Application of Optimality-theoretic Pragmatics to the Reappraisal of the Role of lɛɛw45 in Thai. In C. Cummins, C. Elder et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, CamLing 2010 (http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/proceedings/tawilapakul.pdf)
  • 2008: The Use of English Tenses by Thai University Students: Relativity, Transfer and Cognitive Implications. Proceedings of the New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 2nd Conference of the UK-Cognitive Linguistics Association.
  • 2002: The Use of English Tenses by Thai University Students. Proceedings of CULI’s National Seminar 2003.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations:

  • The Copular Effects on the Exhaustive Interpretation of Thai Wh-Clefts. The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 2), Potsdam, Germany, June 2015.
  • Particle, Issues and Intonation: Analysing the Thai Particle na. The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 2), Potsdam, Germany, June 2015.
  • On Common Ground, Context, and Information Structure: The Case of Counter-Expectation in Thai. The 28th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computing (PACLIC 28), Phuket, Thailand, December 2014.
  • Exhaustivity and Definiteness in the Wh-Cleft Construction in Thai. The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA1): A GLOW Workshop Series, Tübingen, Germany, June 2014.
  • What Comprises a Counter-Expectation. Workshop on Discourse Coherence, Information Structure and Implicatures, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2013), Düsseldorf, Germany, August 2013.
  • Change of State as Counter-Expectation. GreG-PLS III ”Mapping Expected/Unexpected Meaning in Languages”, Paris, France, January 2013.
  • What Makes a Counter-Expectation. The 21st Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XXI), Potsdam, Germany, January 2013.
  • On the Semantic-Pragmatic Interface Account of the Particle lɛɛw45 in Thai. Workshop on Formal Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2011), Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 2011.
  • An Aspect Marker or a Presupposition Trigger?: The Reappraisal of lɛɛw45 in Thai. 10th International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality, CHRONOS 10, Birmingham, UK, April 2011.
  • The Application of Optimality-theoretic Pragmatics to the Reappraisal of the Role of lɛɛw45 in Thai. The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, CamLing 2010, Cambridge, UK, December 2010.
  • The Use of English Tenses by Thai University Students: Relativity, Transfer and Cognitive Implications. New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 2nd Conference of the UKCognitive Linguistics Association.Cardiff, UK, August 2007.
  • The Use of English Tenses by Thai University Students. CULI’s National Seminar 2003, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, May 2003.

Invited Talks:

  • The Contrastive Flavours and Information Structures of lɛɛw45 and taŋ22haak22. Bangkok Workshop on the Semantics of Discourse Particles, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2015.

Departmental Talks:

  • Event Realisation and the Articulation of Focus, Assertion and Presupposition in Thai. Syntax and Semantics Research Group seminar series, York, UK, May 2010.
  • The Articulation of Focus, Assertion and Presupposition Through Temporality in Thai. MA Presentation Day, York, UK, June 2010.
  • The Application of Optimality-theoretic Pragmatics to the Reappraisal of the Role of lɛɛw45 in Thai. Syntax and Semantics Research Group seminar series, York, UK, November 2010.
  • Focus Marking in Thai. Semantics Meeting seminar series, Potsdam, Germany, March 2012. What Makes a Counter-Expectation, Syntax and Semantics Research Group seminar series, York, UK, November 2012.
  • Exhaustivity in Wh-Clefts in Thai. Semantics Meeting seminar series, Potsdam, Germany, November 2013.

Special Courses Attended:

  • Information Structure in Hungarian, delivered by Prof. Dr. Balázs Surányi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Potsdam, Germany, October-December 2013.
  • Courses on Language and Logic, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2013), Düsseldorf, Germany, August 2013.
  • Focus and Prominence, Givenness and Deaccenting, delivered by Prof. Dr. Michael Rochemont (University of British Columbia), Berlin, Germany, May-June 2012.
  • Topic, Focus and How it is Acquired, delivered by Dr. Kriszta Szendroi (University College
    London), Potsdam, Germany, February-March 2012.
  • Courses on Language and Logic, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2011), Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 2011.
  • Courses on Semantics, delivered by Prof. Dr. Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University), York, UK, June 2011.

Thesis and Research Papers:

  • Relative Clauses in Thai and English and Their Discourse Properties in Information Flow. M.Phil. research paper, University of Cambridge, January 2009. Supervisors: Henriette Hendriks and Dora Alexopoulou.
  • The Influence Behind Temporality in Thai. M.Phil. research paper, University of Cambridge, April 2009. Supervisors: Henriette Hendriks and Teresa Parodi.
  • The Use of English Tenses by Thai University Students. Masters thesis, Thammasat University, May 2003. Committee:

Scholarship and Research Grant:

  • 2012-2013: Research grant holder, Project SFB 632: Information Structure, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 2008-2013: Full scholarship for postgraduate studies, Thammasat University, Thailand

Upsorn Tawilapakul

Upsorn Tawilapakul, Ph.D. (Lecturer)

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