Counterstance Contingency

My joint paper with Chris Kennedy on how the notion of counterstance contingency can help make us sense of subjectivity in language is now forthcoming in Linguistics and Philosophy—check it our here.

On Williamson’s Suppose and Tell

My review of Timothy Willimason’s recent Suppose and Tell has now appeared in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (https://ndpr.nd.edu/reviews/suppose-and-tell-the-semantics-and-heuristics-of-conditionals/).

Composing Perspectival Content

Sæbø’s (2009) classical argument to the conclusion that perspective-sensitive predicates have a distinct semantic type appeals to patterns of acceptability in complex complements of subjective attitude verbs. Chris Kennedy and I respond to this argument…

Negating Conditionals

I maintain, pace the common narrative in the existing literature, that negated ifs fail to provide good evidence for Conditional Excluded Middle. The full story, entitled “Negating Conditionals,” is now forthcoming in Oxford Studies in…

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…