About me

Paola Cepeda

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow 2017-2018
Madeline Fusco Awardee 2017

Doctoral candidate & Instructor,
Department of Linguistics,
Stony Brook University

Ph.D. in Linguistics (PUCP, 2011)
Ph.D. in Linguistics (Stony Brook University, expected 2018)


  • Syntax-semantics interface
  • Negative expressions, negative polarity items, and ‘expletive’ negation
  • Argument structure, informational structure
  • Others: laryngealized consonants; relation between language, mind and cognition


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