1985 …2020

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Research Interests

Philosophy of Language

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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.

Office Address

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Office: 4096 Foreign Languages Bldg.

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Ohio State University

… → 1988

M.A., Ohio State University

… → 1985

B.A., Earlham College

… → 1981

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Research Output

Common nouns as modally non-rigid restricted variables

Lasersohn, P. N., 2020, In : Linguistics and Philosophy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

    Lasersohn, P. N., Feb 8 2017, New York: Oxford University Press. 304 p. (Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Non-World Indices and Assessment-Sensitivity

    Lasersohn, P., Jul 8 2013, In : Inquiry (United Kingdom). 56, 2-3, p. 122-148 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Context, relevant parts and (lack of) disagreement over taste

    Lasersohn, P., Dec 1 2011, In : Philosophical Studies. 156, 3, p. 433-439 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    • 9 Invited talk
    • 6 Editorial activity

    Studies in the Linguistic Sciences (Journal)

    Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Editor)

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Manipulation of perspectival parameters in relativist semantics

    Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Quantification and Perspective in Relativist Semantics

    Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Linguistics and Philosophy (Journal)

    Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Editorial board member)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity