I am currently a researcher at the Leibniz-Center of General Linguistics in Berlin (ZAS). Previously I worked as a post-doc on a project entitled Strength of Scalar Implicatures with Dr. Uli Sauerland, and before that I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in semantics and syntax as a Lecturer at Harvard University.
My research is focused on semantics and pragmatics, as well as the syntax-semantics interface. I am especially interested in polarity phenomena, the grammatical encoding of implicature calculation and the syntax and semantics of questions.
I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in May 2013 with a dissertation entitled Any questions? Polarity as a window into the structure of questions.
nicolae (at) leibniz-zas.de; andreea.nicolae (at) gmail.com
A new perspective on the shielding property of positive polarity. In SALT 27 Proceedings.
Deriving the positive polarity behavior of plain disjunction. In Semantics & Pragmatics.
Fragment answers and double negation in strict negative concord languages. In SALT 26 Proceedings. [with A. Falaus]
Here is the latest version of my CV.
Check out my Google Scholar page here.
Positive polarity disjunction. Osaka University, invited talk. (March 2019)
Logic in language. Osaka University, 2-day grad student tutorial. (March 2019)
Tutorial on the semantics of coordinated vs non-coordinated wh-constructions. [with P. Elliott] Multiple wh-constructions and their kin Internal Workshop. Nantes (Sept 2019)