Patrick D. Elliott


About me

I'm a formal semanticist, which means that I spend most of my time developing precise models of how we construct meanings. Some of my other interests include syntax (especially categorical approaches), functional programming, and category theory. I currently work as lecturer in semantics/pragmatics at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf.

Reach me at [email protected].


  • I gave a talk at SILT in NYC on May 15, entitled Gluts in the logic of anaphoric dependencies. Slides here.
  • I presented a poster on so-called weak/strong readings associated with donkey anaphora at SALT 2023 at Yale on May 12-14, entitled Donkey disjunctions and overlapping updates. You can check out the poster here.
  • I have a new manuscript on lingbuzz entitled Partee conjunctions: projection and possibility. You can find it here.
  • I gave a talk at SuB 2022 with Yasu Sudo entitled Against simplification: free choice with anaphora. You can find the slides here.