Nicholas FleisherNicholas Fleisher

Assistant Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 518
Phone: 414-229-6166
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Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
M.A., Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
B.A., Comparative Literature, Yale University, 2001

Research Interests:

Syntax, semantics, historical linguistics

Teaching Interests:

Syntax, semantics, general linguistics

Recent 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. “On the absence of scope reconstruction in tough-subject A-chains.” Linguistic Inquiry 44.2 (2013): 321-332.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “The dynamics of subjectivity.” Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference 23. eLanguage / Linguistic Society of America. (2013): 276-294.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Attributive adjectives, infinitival relatives, and the semantics of inappropriateness.” Journal of Linguistics 47.2 (2011): 341-380.
Fleisher, Nicholas A. “Positive standards of comparison.” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society 38.1 GLSA. (2009): 283-296.