Daniel Lassiter
Postdoc, Computation & Cognition Lab, Stanford Psychology
Research areas:
Theoretical, experimental, and computational
semantics and pragmatics
Computational cognitive science
Probability and decision theory in formal linguistics
Reasoning and conceptual structure
Philosophy of language
Contact:
danlassiter [at sign] stanford [dot] edu

Online papers

Epistemic comparison, models of uncertainty, and the disjunction puzzle
   In press at Journal of Semantics.

Probabilistic Semantics and Pragmatics: Uncertainty in Language and Thought (w/ Noah Goodman)
   Draft, to appear in Handbook of Contemporary Semantics — 2nd edition, ed. C. Fox & S. Lappin.

Adjectival modification and gradation
   Draft, to appear in Handbook of Contemporary Semantics — 2nd edition, ed. C. Fox & S. Lappin.

Context, scale, structure, and statistics in the interpretation of positive-form adjectives
   Pre-final draft of paper to appear in SALT 2013 Proceedings. (w/Noah Goodman)

Conditional antecedents provide no evidence for a grammatical theory of scalar implicature
   Draft, 11/19/13. Comments welcome.

Communicating with epistemic modals in stochastic λ-calculus (2012)
   (Draft, with Noah Goodman. Comments welcome.)

How many kinds of reasoning? Inference, probability, and natural language semantics (2012)
   Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (with Noah Goodman)

Presuppositions, provisos, and probability (2012)
   Semantics & Pragmatics 5(2): 1-37.

Quantificational and modal interveners in degree constructions (2012)
   Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 22.

Measurement and Modality: The Scalar Basis of Modal Semantics (2011)
    Ph.D. dissertation, NYU Linguistics.

Vagueness as probabilistic linguistic knowledge (2011)
    In R. Nouwen, U. Sauerland, H.-C. Schmidt, and R. van Rooij (eds.), Vagueness in Communication. Dordrecht: Springer. 197-215.

Nouwen's puzzle and a scalar semantics for obligations, needs, and desires (2011)
   Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 21.

Anaphoric Properties of which and the Syntax of Appositive Relatives (2011)
    New York University Working Papers in Linguistics 3: 33-50.

Gradable epistemic modals, probability, and scale structure (2010)
   Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 20.

The Algebraic Structure of Amounts: Evidence from Comparatives (2010)
    In T. Icard & R. Muskens (eds.), Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language, and Computation. Dordrecht: Springer. 38-56.

Semantic Normativity and Coordination Games: Social Externalism Deflated (2010)
    Croatian Journal of Philosophy 10(10): 37-56.

Where is the Conflict between Internalism and Externalism? A Reply to Lohndal and Narita (2010)
    Biolinguistics 4(3): 138-148.

Explaining a Restriction on the Scope of the Comparative Operator (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 16(1): 117-126.

Symmetric Presupposition Satisfaction is Mid-Sentence Presupposition Correction (2009)
    In N. Klinedinst & D. Rothschild (eds.), Proceedings of New Directions in the Theory of Presupposition.

Semantic Externalism, Language Variation, and Sociolinguistic Accommodation (2008)
    Mind and Language 23(5): 607-633.


Edited volume

Daniel Lassiter and Marija Slavkovik (eds). New Directions in Logic, Language, & Computation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 7415. Springer, 2012 (250pp).