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Linguistics Seminar Series Lecture - Nicholas Fleisher, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Linguistics
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Date
Nov 4, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Nicholas Fleisher, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Giang H. Le
E-Mail
gianghl2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Speaker bio: Professor Fleisher's research interests include syntax and semantics. He has investigated a variety of topics in the area of degree and comparison, including the structure of than clauses; comparative quantifiers; the syntax of gradable adjectives; the determination of standards for positives; scope, thematics, and adjective classes in the tough construction; and the encoding of subjectivity in gradable vocabulary. He is also interested in the perennial core problems of the syntax-semantics interface, especially those related to scope, binding, and ellipsis.

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