Adrian Brasoveanu

TitleProfessor, Linguistics Research Center Director
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLinguistics Department
Phone831-502-7276
Email
Web Site http://people.ucsc.edu/~abrsvn/
Linguistics Department
Office259 Stevenson College
Office HoursFALL 2017: Tuesday/Thursday 9-9:30am and by appointment
Campus Mail StopStevenson Academic Services
Adrian Brasoveanu

Research Interests

Semantics and Pragmatics - anaphoric and quantificational parallels between the individual, temporal, modal and degree domains (e.g.: parallels between quantificational and modal subordination and between correlative structures in the individual and degree domains, interactions between discourse particles like therefore and quantificational and modal subordination, singular and plural donkey anaphora), ways of integrating different semantic and pragmatic frameworks (e.g.: various strands of Montagovian and dynamic semantics), the cross-linguistic semantics (and syntax) of various constructions (e.g.: measure expressions and nominal phrases containing them (in Romanian, English etc.), uniqueness effects in donkey sentences and Hindi, Romanian etc. correlatives, types of indefinites and their scopal behavior, attitude and speech act reports etc.)

Corpus Linguistics

Optimality Theory: the logic of ranking arguments; learnability theory; syntax
Romanian, Romance and Balkan Languages

Cognitive Science