Assertion, Expression, Experience

Chris Kennedy and I came up with an idea for making sense of the acquaintance inference and related phenomena in the language of morals. The paper is now forthcoming in Inquiry; the abstract is below…

Can in L&P

My “Two Puzzles about Ability Can” is now forthcoming in Linguistics & Philosophy (doi: 10.1007/s10988-020-09296-6). Here is the abstract: The received wisdom on ability modals is that they differ from their epistemic and deontic cousins…

Lessons in S&P

My “Lessons from Sobel Sequences” is now available in its final glory at Semantics and Pragmatics. I could not be happier with the final product or the good home it found. doi: 10.3765/sp.10.4 [open access]

Negated Ifs in Amsterdam

This year's Amsterdam Colloquium will see me present my paper "Negating Conditionals in Bilateral Semantics." Here is the abstract: A recurring narrative in the literature on conditionals is that the empirical facts about negated ifs…

New Draft: Can

A draft of my “Two Puzzles about Ability Can” is now available in the Research section. Here is the abstract: The received wisdom on ability modals is that they differ from their epistemic and deontic…

New Draft: Subjectivity

It took a while, but a draft of my “Evidence, Attitudes, and Counterstance Contingency: Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Subjective Meaning” (conspired with Chris Kennedy) is now available at semanticsarchive.net (links). The abstract is as…

DEON 2016 Special Issue

Our DEON 2016 special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation is now forthcoming. As always it was a pleasure working with Olivier Roy and Allard Tamminga, and we got some great papers together….

Can at the Central

Next week I will present my "Two Puzzles about Agentive Can" at the Central APA in Chicago (Thursday February 22, 12:10-2:10). David Boylan and Paul Portner have kindly agreed to comment. Here is the abstract:…

Free Choice in Amsterdam

This year's Amsterdam Colloquium will see me present my paper "Widening Free Choice." Here is the abstract: Disjunctions scoping under possibility modals give rise to the free choice effect. The effect also arises if the…