David A. NICOLAS
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Published
• (2017). Matière et mélanges. Le Français Moderne 2. [Journal link]
• Francis Corblin & David Nicolas (eds). (2016). Déterminants et inférences. Special issue of Travaux de Linguistique 72. [Journal link]
• (2016). Interprétons-nous de la même mannière les expressions 'deux pommes' et 'deux pommes et demie'? Travaux de Linguistique 72. [Journal link]
• (2015). Salvatore Florio & David Nicolas. Plural logic and sensitivity to order. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93(3). [Journal link]
• (2014). Review of Oliver & Smiley (2013) Plural Logic. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2014.02.36.
• (2013). The logic of mass expressions. In E. N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2013 edition).
• (2011). Review of J.Pelletier (ed.), Kinds, Things, and Stuff, OUP, 2010. Language (Journal of the Linguistic Society of America) 87(3). [Journal link]
• (2010). Towards a semantics for mass expressions derived from gradable expressions. Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes 39. [Journal link]
• (2009). Mereological essentialism, composition, and stuff: a reply to Kristie Miller. Erkenntnis 71(3). [Journal link]
• (2008). Mass nouns and plural logic. Linguistics and Philosophy 31(2). [Journal link]
• (2008). Øystein Linnebo & David Nicolas. Superplurals in English. Analysis 68(3). [Journal link]
• (2007). Mass nouns and plural logic (extended abstract). In M. Aloni, P. Dekker & F. Roelofsen (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Amsterdam Colloquium. Palteam.
• (2007). Philippe de Brabanter, David Nicolas, Isidora Stojanovic & Neftali Villanueva Fernandez. Les usages déférentiels. In A. Bouvier & B. Conein (eds.), L'épistémologie sociale. Une théorie sociale de la connaissance. Editions de l'EHESS.
• (2006). L'ambiguïté. In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie: dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
• (2006). La compositionalité: questions philosophiques. In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie: dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
• (2006). La distinction massif / comptable. In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie: dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
• (2005). Philippe de Brabanter, David Nicolas, Isidora Stojanovic & Neftali Villanueva Fernandez. Deferential utterances. Referring to objects, online workshop on interdisciplines.org.
• (2005). Patrick Caudal & David Nicolas. Types of degrees and types of event structures. In C. Maienborn & A. Wöllstein (eds.), Event Arguments: Foundations and Applications. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
• (2004). The semantics of nouns derived from gradable adjectives. In C. Meier & M. Weisgerber (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 8 (http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/SuB8).
• (2004). Is there anything characteristic about the meaning of a count noun? Revue de la Lexicologie 18-19.
• (2003). Damian Justo, Julien Dutant, Benoît Hardy-Vallée, David Nicolas & Benjamin Sylvand. Delegation, Subdivision, and Modularity: How Rich is Conceptual Structure? Brain and Behavioral Sciences Vol. 26(6).
• (2003). Florence Lefeuvre & David Nicolas. La phrase averbale existentielle et la distinction aspectuelle télique / atélique. Revue de Sémantique et Pragmatique 14.
• (2002). La distinction entre noms massifs et noms comptables. Leuven: Editions Peeters. [Version préliminaire: epub - pdf]
• (2002). La catégorisation des noms communs: massifs et comptables. In J. François et F. Cordier (eds.), Catégorisation et langage. Hermès.
• (2002). Do mass nouns constitute a semantically uniform class? Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 26.

Academic theses and manuscripts
• (2015). Massifs et comptables: sémantique, logique et ontologie. Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Cognitive Science from École Normale Supérieure.
• (2011). La comparaison interadjectivale relative. Manuscript.
• (2007). Can mereological sums serve as the semantic values of plurals? Manuscript.
• (2002). Conversions of count nouns into mass nouns in French: the roles of semantic and pragmatic factors in their interpretations. Manuscript.
• (1999). La distinction massif / comptable. Aspects linguistiques et conceptuels. Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the École Polytechnique, obtained with the highest distinction.
• (1997). Count nouns, mass nouns and their acquisition. Thesis accepted for validation of the special comprehensive examination held during the third year of McGill's Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.
• (1996). Attention and auditory perception. Description of an experiment devised at McGill during the second year of McGill's Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.
• (1995). Dean Sharpe, Jennifer Hitelman, David Nicolas & John Macnamara. Two for one: Learning to count patients differently from persons.
• (1995). The language of vision. Theoretical work on perception accomplished during the first year of McGill's Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.
• (1994). Du niveau de base au niveau de (p)référence. Étude sur la catégorisation chez les enfants de cinq et huit ans. Master's thesis in Cognitive Science from the Ecole Polytechnique, obtained with distinction.

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