Peter  Lasersohn Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Peter Lasersohn

Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Lasersohn is the author of three books and numerous articles on linguistic semantics and the philosophy of language. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Rochester, and since 1996 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Originally 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.



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