Nicholas Fleisher

Associate Professor
 Johnston Hall 127

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PhD, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
MA, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
BA, Comparative Literature, Yale University, 2001

Research Interests

Syntax and semantics

Teaching Areas

Syntax, semantics, general linguistics

Selected Publications

Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Rare-class adjectives in the tough construction.” Language 91.1 (2015): 73-108.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Comparative quantifiers and negation: implications for Scope Economy.” Journal of Semantics 32.1 (2015): 132-171.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. Ellipsis licensing in differential degree complements. 1. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 45), 2015: 203-216.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “The dynamics of subjectivity.” Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference 23. Ed. Snider, Todd. eLanguage / Linguistic Society of America, (2013): 276-294.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “On the absence of scope reconstruction in tough-subject A-chains.” Linguistic Inquiry 44.2 Ed. Samuel Jay Keyser. (2013): 321-332.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Attributive adjectives, infinitival relatives, and the semantics of inappropriateness.” Journal of Linguistics 47.2 Ed. Robert Borsley. (2011): 341-380.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Positive standards of comparison.” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society 38.1 Ed. Anisa Schardl, Martin Walkow, Muhammad Abdurrahman. GLSA, (2009): 283-296.