Last updated – January 2017

 Galit W. Sassoon

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics

Bar Ilan University


Unpublished Manuscripts

The Semantics and Pragmatics of for Phrases (with Robert van Rooij)

Absolute and Relative Adjectives and their Comparison Classes (with Assaf Toledo)


(in progress) Gradability, Scale Structure and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives (edited with Louise McNally and Elena Castroviejo Miró), Springer.

(in progress) Multidimensionality in the grammar of gradability.

(in progress) Family resemblance, prototypes, and stereotypes: Spiel, bird, tiger. To appear in Lisa Matthewson, Cécile Meier, Hotze Rullmann, Thomas Ede Zimmermann (Eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Semantics (SemCom), Blackwell.

(in progress) Dimension accessibility as a predictor of morphological gradabilityTo appear in: Yoad Winter and James Hampton (Eds.) Concept composition and experimental semantics & pragmatics. Springer.

2017, The role of dimensions in classification under predicates predicts their status in degree constructions (with Julie Fadlon), To appear in: Glossa.

2017, Comparisons of Nominal Degrees. To appear in Language 93(1):1-36.

2016, Degree modifiers: A new perspective on their semantics and the role of stress in it (with Natalia Zevakhina). Festschrift for Barbara Partee, Moscow.

2016, Vagueness (with Hans Kamp). Maria Aloni and Paul Dekker (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantic, Cambridge. [A considerably extended version]

2015, Between noun comparisons. To appear in Aher, M., Hole, D., Jeřábek, E., Kupke, C. (Eds.) Selected papers from the 10th TbiLLC conference, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer.

2014Big Differences: The standard for 'big' as used by adults and children (with Elbert Booij). In Nurit Melnik (Ed.) Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics (IATL) 29: 1-14. MIT working Papers in Linguistics.

2014, The type of adjectives. In Maria Aloni, Michael Franke and Floris Roelofsen (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium: 234-240.

2014, Granularity shifting: Experimental evidence from numerals vs. adjectives, (with Natalia Zevakhina). in Evan Cohen (Ed.) Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics (IATL) 28:145-166, MIT working Papers in Linguistics.

2013Lexical Acquisition through Acquisition order, in Dagmar Bittner and Nadja Kuehn (Eds.) Lexical bootstrapping. The role of lexis and semantics in child language development: 99-121, Mouton De Gruyter.

2013, Between Noun Comparisons. In Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen (Eds.) The dynamic, inquisitive, and visionary life of ϕ, ?ϕ, and ◊ϕ A Festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman.

2013, Positive and negative polar questions in discourse, (with Floris Roelofsen and Noortje Venhuizen), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, Paris, France..

2013, A typology of multidimesional adjectives, Journal of Semantics 30: 335-380. [pre-final draft]

2012Granularity shifting: Experimental evidence from degree modifiers, (With Natalia Zevakhina), Anca Chereches (Ed.) Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 22: 226-246, Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.

2012, Aloni, Maria, Vadim Kimmelman, Floris Roelofsen, Galit W. Sassoon, Katrin Schultz, and Matthijs Westera (Eds.) Logic, Language, and Meaning. 18th Amsterdam Colloquium. Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7218. Springer. Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.

2012, A slightly modified economy principle: Stable properties have non stable standards. Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics (IATL) 27. MIT working Papers in Linguistics.

2011Absolute vs. Relative Adjectives - Variance Within vs. Between Individuals, (with Assaf Toledo) Proceedings of SALT 21: 135–154. Rutgers University. New Jersey.

2011, ‘And’,‘or’ and ‘more’, in Petr Cintula, Chris Fermuller, Lluis Godo, Petr Hajek (Eds.), Understanding Vagueness - Logical, Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives, "Studies in Logic" series of College Publications.

2011, Adjectival vs. Nominal Categorization Processes, Belgium Journal of Linguistics 25, 104-147 [An extended draft is found here]

2011, The inhabitants of vagueness models [introduction], in Paul Egre and Nathan Klinedinst (Eds.), Vagueness and Language Use, Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition.

2011, Crespo, Ines, Dimitris Gakis, and Galit Weidman Sassoon (Eds.), Proceedingsof the Amsterdam graduate philosophy conference 2010. The Technical Notes (X) Series, the ILLC Publications.

2011, Be positive! Norm-related implications andbeyond, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 15, September 9-11, Universitet des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany.

2010, Restrictedquantification over tastes, in Maria Aloni, Harald Bastiaanse, Tikitu de Jager and Katrin Schultz (Eds.), Logic, Language and Meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, 163-172. Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

2010, Review of Zeki Hamawand, 2009, The semantics of English negative prefixes, Equinox publishing, London, Linguist List 21.2587.

2010, The degreefunctions of negative adjectives, Natural Language Semantics, Volume 18, Number 2, 141-181.

2009, Measurementtheory in linguistics, Synthese, Volume 174, Number 1, 151-180.

2009, Graded Individuals,Vague Discourse Entities, Falk, Yehuda (Ed.), Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics 24, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2009, Semantics with clusters of properties. In: Kissine Mikhail and Philippe De Brabanter (Eds.), Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive models, CRISPI, Emerald group publishing.

2009, Vaguenessin Degree Constructions. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, CLC publications.

2009, Negativepredicates – The quantity metaphor and transformation values. Tova Friedman and Satoshi Ito (Eds.) Proceedings of SALT XVIII, CLC publications.

2008, The Notion of Typicality, in Jean R. Lapaire, Guillaume Desagulier, Jean .B. Guignard (Eds.) Du fait grammatical au fait cognitif. From Gram to Mind: Grammar as Cognition, Vol. II, 217-236. Presses Universitaires De Bordeaux, France.

2007, Vagueness, Gradability, and Typicality – A comprehensive semantics analysis, Doctoral Dissertation, Supervisor: Dr. Nirit Kadmon, Tel Aviv University.

2007, The Logic ofthe Typicality Judgments, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, September 21-23, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

2005, Typicality – AnImproved Analysis, Falk, Yehuda (Ed.), Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics 21, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

2004, Review: Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader / Aarts et al. (2004), Linguist List 15.3335.

2002, Semanticswith clusters of properties”, Falk, Yehuda (Ed.), Proceedings of the Israel Association of Theoretical Linguistics 18, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

2001, Predicate interpretations as intensions restricted along dimensions, unpublished MA Thesis, Supervisor: Prof. Fred Landman, Tel Aviv University.

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