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Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Daniel Altshuler

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Daniel Altshuler
Daniel Altshuler
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
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Daniel Altshuler
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Daniel Altshuler, assistant professor of linguistics, holds a B.A. in philosophy with a minor in linguistics from UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics with a certificate in cognitive science from Rutgers University. 

Altshuler was the Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Hampshire College from 2010-2011 and a visiting assistant professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College from 2011-2012. For three years thereafter, he was an assistant professor of semantics at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany before coming back to Hampshire College in 2015.

Altshuler's primary research interests are in the areas of semantics and pragmatics of natural language. His research investigates how compositional semantics interacts with discourse structure and discourse coherence. He recently finished his first monograph  (published Open Access with De Gruyter) on the interpretation of narrative discourse and has a forthcoming book on the syntax/discourse interface with Oxford University Press.

Altshuler is also interested in developing pedagogical texts that promote student centered learning. He is currently working on "A course in semantics", an undergraduate semantics textbook (under contract with MIT Press). He is also organizing the Institute for Linguistics, Image and Text, to be held during the summer at Hampshire College. 

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