Lynsey Wolter

Curriculum Vitae


Statment of Research Interests



That's That: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Demonstrative Noun Phrases

UCSC, June 2006

Committee: Donka Farkas (chair), William Ladusaw, James McCloskey

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Last updated August 25, 2008.

Assistant Professor

Department of English
105 Garfield Ave.
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54701

E-mail: wolterlk AT uwec DOT edu

Office: Hibbard 403, x 36-4627

Office Hours (Fall 2008): TWR 1:30-2:30, or by appointment


Fall 2008

English 110: Introduction to College Writing

English 221: The English Language

Spring 2008

English 110: Introduction to College Writing

English 221: The English Language

English 325: History of the English Language

Research Interests

  • Semantics and pragmatics of definiteness
  • Semantics-pragmatics interface; formal pragmatics
  • Interaction of nominal interpretation with modality
  • Experimental investigation of reference resolution


2008. With Daphna Heller. Identity and indeterminacy in -ever free relatives. Proceedings of SALT 18.

2007. With Daphna Heller. That is Rosa: Identificational sentences as intensional predication. Sinn und Bedeutung 12.

2007. Situation variables and licensing by modification in opaque demonstratives. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11.

2006. Definite determiners and domain restriction. Proceedings of NELS 36

2004. Demonstratives, definiteness and determined reference. Short version, Proceedings of NELS 34 [pdf], or long version, ms., UCSC [pdf]

2003. Syncope in K'ichee'. Ms., UCSC.

2002. Fall-rise, topic, and speaker noncommitment. Proceedings of WECOL 2002.


2008. I can't believe it! Expressive meaning in belief reports. LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2007. Comments on Jeff King's paper on complex demonstratives. Cornell Workshop on Complex Demonstratives.

2006. Bridging demonstratives at the semantics-pragmatics interface. LSA Annual Meeting, Albuquerque.

2005. Nonuniqueness implications in demonstrative descriptions. LSA Annual Meeting, Oakland.