BiographyOriginally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, Peter Lasersohn pursued an early interest in languages into a long teaching and research career in linguistics. He has worked on a wide variety of topics in linguistic analysis, connected by theoretical and philosophical issues about the nature of meaning, and its relation to truth conditions and grammatical structure.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1988
M.A., Ohio State University, 1985
B.A., Earlham College, 1981
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Among the specific topics about which Peter Lasersohn has written are the semantics of plural and coordinate expressions, event-based semantic theories, pragmatic vagueness and approximation to the truth, compositionality, and predicates of personal taste.