Matthew Gotham

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Welcome to my web page. I am a theoretical linguist at the University of Oxford, specializing in semantics. What that means is that I spend my time researching how it is that sentences of natural language (like English) mean what they do, and how it is that we as language users can understand them.

I am currently the holder of an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, for the research project The Semantics and Pragmatics of Individuation. Before that, I was a postdoc in the Syntax and Semantics group at the University of Oslo and participated in the SynSem project at the Centre for Advanced Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. I was awarded a PhD from UCL in 2014. More information about my research activities and outputs can be found here, and a full CV is available here. This is my attempt to describe my PhD thesis using only the 1000 most common words in English. Here is my academic tree.


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Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
University of Oxford
Walton Street
United Kingdom
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