Peter Nathan Lasersohn

1985 …2017
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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Philosophy of Language

Professional Information

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Ohio State University

… → 1988

M.A., Ohio State University

… → 1985

B.A., Earlham College

… → 1981

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pragmatics Social Sciences
semantics Social Sciences
interpretation Social Sciences
grammar Social Sciences
commitment Social Sciences
Values Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
Group Social Sciences

Research Output 1985 2017

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

Semantic Theory
Truth Value
De Se

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

Truth Value

Contextualism and compositionality

Lasersohn, P., Apr 1 2012, In : Linguistics and Philosophy. 35, 2, p. 171-189 19 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

Mass Nouns and Plurals

Lasersohn, P. N., 2011, Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. von Heusinger, K., Maienborn, C. & Portner, P. (eds.). De Gruyter, Vol. 2. p. 1131-1153 23 p. (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; vol. 33/2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 1996 2016

  • 9 Invited talk
  • 6 Editorial activity

Linguistics and Philosophy (Journal)

Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Editorial board member)
2012 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Studies in the Linguistic Sciences (Journal)

Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Editorial board member)
1996 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Quantification and Perspective in Relativist Semantics

Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Semantics and Pragmatics (Journal)

Peter Nathan Lasersohn (Editorial board member)
2007 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity