About me

I am currently the Principal Investigator of the DFG-funded project "Logic across languages: Expressing and interpreting connectives cross-linguistically" (CrossConn), hosted by the Leibniz-Center of General Linguistics in Berlin (ZAS).

Previously I was a research associate at ZAS, a post-doc on a project entitled "Strength of Scalar Implicatures" with Dr. Uli Sauerland, and a lecturer at Harvard University teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in semantics and syntax.

In May 2013, I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University with a dissertation entitled "Any questions? Polarity as a window into the structure of questions".

My research is focused on semantics, pragmatics, and the syntax-semantics interface. I am especially interested in polarity phenomena, the array of variation in the interpretation of connective particles cross-linguistically, the grammatical encoding of implicature calculation and interrogative constructions.



Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Schützenstr. 18, room 411, D-10117 Berlin, Germany

nicolae(at)leibniz-zas.de andreea.nicolae(at)gmail.com

Recent & upcoming publications

Negative polarity additive particles. To appear in the TLLM 2020 Proceedings.

Additional questions on contrastive topics. Theoretical Linguistics 46(1-2). [pdf]

Not eating kein veggies: Negative concord in child German. [with K. Yatsushiro] Forthcoming in Linguistic Evidence 2020.

Quantity implicatures. [with U. Sauerland] To appear in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics.

Check out my CV and my Google Scholar page.

Recent & upcoming presentations

Additive free choice items in unconditionals. [with A. Fălăuș] SuB 25, SinFonIJA 13

The polarity of additive particles. GLOW 43, SuB 25, TLLM2

Functional multiple wh-free relatives. NELS 41

When children interpret disjunction exclusively. [with K. Yatsushiro, M. Asano, Y. Miyamoto, S. Otani] BUCLD 45