About me

I am a senior researcher at the Leibniz-Centre of General Linguistics in Berlin (ZAS), currently working in the LeibnizDream ERC project. I was previously the PI of the DFG-funded project "Logic across languages: Expressing and interpreting connectives cross-linguistically" (CrossConn). I am also an associated member of The acquisition of disjunction in Romanian group at the University of Bucharest. 

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.

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Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Pariser Str. 1, room 1.13, D-10719 Berlin, Germany

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

Recent papers

Lack of access to alternatives can feed distributive inferences.
SuB27 Proceedings  2023.

Not all complex disjunctions are alike: On inclusive and conjunctive interpretations in child Romanian.
[with Bleotu et al.] CogSci Proceedings 2023.

Additive free choice items.
[with A. Falaus] Natural Language Semantics 2022. 

Who and what do "who" and "what" range over cross-linguistically?
[with P. Elliott and U. Sauerland] Journal of Semantics 2022.

Not eating kein veggies: Negative concord in child German.
[with K. Yatsushiro] Linguistic Evidence 2022.

Recent & upcoming presentations

Exclusivity of Disjunction(s): A cross-linguistic study.
[with A. Petrenco, A. Tsilia & P. Marty] SuB 28

Multiple disjunctions in child Romanian.
[with Bleotu et al.] SuB 28, Xprag10, BUCLD 2023

Indefinite quantifiers vs disjunctions: the view from distributive readings. SuB 27

The polarity of additive particles.
GLOW 43, SuB 25, TLLM2020