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Professor Abusch's research is concerned with the semantics and pragmatics of natural language. She has worked on the semantics of tense in various clause types, including issues of sequence of tense, the representation of futurity, the semantics of infinitives, and the semantics of verbal participles. She has also written about presupposition triggering, the scope properties of indefinite noun phrases, and interactions between aspect and causation. Currently she is working on modality, and on language and image. The latter involves applying methods of dynamic semantics to sequential narrative images. Areas of interest include co-indexing and temporal succession.