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David A. NICOLAS


I am a CNRS researcher at Institut Jean Nicod (ENS, EHESS, PSL).

My main fields of interest are semantics, philosophical logic, and ontology.
I have worked notably on mass nouns and count nouns, plural logic, telicity, and gradable expressions.

I have written a book and several papers on these topics, also presented in various conferences.
Here are my curriculum vitae and philpapers and google scholar profiles.


Journal articles12 documents

  • David Nicolas. Matière et mélanges. Le Français Moderne - Revue de linguistique Française, CILF (conseil international de la langue française), 2017, Une entrée en matière, pp.246-260. ⟨ijn_01647136⟩
  • David Nicolas. Interprétons-nous de la même manière les expressions "deux pommes" et "deux pommes et demie" ?. Travaux de Linguistique : Revue Internationale de Linguistique Française, De Boeck Université, 2016, Déterminants et inférences, 72 (1), pp.107-119. ⟨10.3917/tl.072.0107⟩. ⟨ijn_01647165⟩
  • Salvatore Florio, David Nicolas. Plural Logic and Sensitivity to Order. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2015, 93 (3), pp.444-464. ⟨10.1080/00048402.2014.963133⟩. ⟨ijn_01219495⟩
  • David Nicolas. Kinds, things, and stuff: Mass terms and generics (review). Language, Linguistic Society of America, 2011, 87 (3), pp.650 - 652. ⟨10.1353/lan.2011.0051⟩. ⟨ijn_01647183⟩
  • David Nicolas. Towards a semantics for mass nouns derived from gradable expressions. Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2010, 39. ⟨ijn_00000620v6⟩
  • David Nicolas. Mereological essentialism, composition, and stuff: a reply to Kristie Miller. Erkenntnis, Springer Verlag, 2009, 71 (3), pp.425-429. ⟨10.1007/s10670-009-9185-7⟩. ⟨ijn_00420383⟩
  • David Nicolas. Mass nouns and plural logic. Linguistics and Philosophy, Springer Verlag, 2008, 31 (2), pp.211-244. ⟨10.1007/s10988-008-9033-2⟩. ⟨ijn_00130930v4⟩
  • Oystein Linnebo, David Nicolas. Superplurals in English. Analysis, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2008, 68 (299), pp.177-269. ⟨10.1111/j.1467-8284.2008.00737.x⟩. ⟨ijn_00175619v3⟩
  • Florence Lefeuvre, David Nicolas. La phrase nominale existentielle et la distinction aspectuelle télique / atélique. Revue de Sémantique et Pragmatique, Presses de l'Université d'Orléans, 2004, 14 (14), pp.101-119. ⟨halshs-00138090⟩
  • Damián Justo, Julien Dutant, Benoît Hardy-Vallée, David Nicolas, Benjamin Sylvand. Delegation, Subdivision, and Modularity: How Rich is Conceptual Structure?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2003. ⟨ijn_00000402⟩
  • David Nicolas. Do mass nouns constitute a semantically uniform class?. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, 2002. ⟨ijn_00000056⟩
  • David Nicolas. Is there anything characteristic about the meaning of a count noun?. Revue de la lexicologie (Tunis), 2002, 18-19. ⟨ijn_00000035⟩

Conference papers4 documents

  • Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Alda Mari, David Nicolas, David Blunier. Grammatical mood and ambiguity aversion. ExLing 2019 10th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics, Sep 2019, Lisbonne, Portugal. pp.25 - 27. ⟨halshs-02869834⟩
  • David Nicolas. Mass nouns and plural logic [6 pages abstract]. 16th Amsterdam Colloquium, Dec 2007, Amsterdam, France. pp.163-168. ⟨ijn_00354942⟩
  • Patrick Caudal, David Nicolas. Types of degrees and types of event structures. Event Arguments: Foundations and Applications, Feb 2003, Munich, Germany. pp.277-299. ⟨ijn_00000621v2⟩
  • David Nicolas. The semantics of nouns derived from gradable adjectives. Sinn und Bedeutung 8, Oct 2003, Franfort, Allemagne. ⟨ijn_00000619⟩

Books1 document

  • David Nicolas. La distinction entre noms massifs et noms comptables : aspects linguistiques et conceptuels. (Louvain : Editions Peeters.). Peeters, 2002. ⟨ijn_00000618v2⟩

Book sections3 documents

  • David Nicolas. The Logic of Mass Expressions. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2018. ⟨ijn_01219498⟩
  • Philippe de Brabanter, David Nicolas, Isidora Stojanovic, Neftali Villanueva. Les usages déférentiels. Alban Bouvier et Bernard Conein. L'épistémologie sociale. Une théorie sociale de la connaissance, Editions de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, collection Raisons pratiques 17, pp.139-162, 2007. ⟨ijn_00274756⟩
  • David Nicolas. La catégorisation des noms communs: massifs et comptables. Jacques François, Françoise Cordier. Catégorisation et langage, 2002, 1. ⟨ijn_00000013⟩

Other publications1 document

Preprints, Working Papers, ...4 documents

  • David Nicolas. Counting and measuring – a reply to Liebesman. 2015. ⟨ijn_01433033⟩
  • David Nicolas. Can mereological sums serve as the semantic values of plurals?. 2007. ⟨ijn_00176868⟩
  • Isidora Stojanovic, Philippe de Brabanter, Neftali Villanueva Fernandez, David Nicolas. Deferential Utterances. 2005. ⟨ijn_00000575⟩
  • David Nicolas. Conversions of count nouns into mass nouns in French: the roles of semantic and pragmatic factors in their interpretations. 2002. ⟨ijn_00000623v2⟩