Peter Nathan Lasersohn

 Peter Lasersohn

Contact Information

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

Office: 4096 Foreign Languages Bldg.

Office Hours

  • Spring Semester 2018: Tuesdays, Thursdays 2:00–4:00
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor
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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, 1988
  • M.A., Ohio State University, 1985
  • B.A., Earlham College, 1981