Peter Nathan Lasersohn


Research Interests

  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Philosophy of Language

Research Description

My main interest is in formal semantic theory for natural language. More particularly, my work has focused on "event-based" semantic theories, on the semantics of plural and coordinate constructions, pragmatic vagueness, and relative truth. I also have broader interests in logic, pragmatics, mathematical linguistics, and the philosophy of language.


Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A., Ohio State University
B.A., Earlham College

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Linguistics

Recent Publications

Lasersohn, Peter Nathan Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics. New York: Oxford University Press. 2017.

Lasersohn, Peter Nathan. "Non-World Indices and Assessment-Sensitivity". Inquiry (United Kingdom). 2013, 56(2-3). 122-148.

Lasersohn, Peter Nathan. "Contextualism and compositionality". Linguistics and Philosophy. 2012, 35(2). 171-189.

Lasersohn, Peter Nathan. "Context, relevant parts and (lack of) disagreement over taste". Philosophical Studies. 2011, 156(3). 433-439.

Lasersohn, Peter Nathan "Mass Nouns and Plurals"., von Heusinger, Klaus Maienborn, Claudia Portner, Paul (ed.). Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science. De Gruyter. 2011, 1131-1153.

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