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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 and show that, at the end of the day, the data surrounding complex complements of subjective attitude verbs favor analyses which afford no special semantic type or syntactic argument structure to perspectival predicates. More details in our "Perspectival Content and Semantic Composition," forthcoming in Perspectives on Taste --- a collection of essays that is edited by Jeremy Wyatt, Julia Zakkou, and Dan Zeman. The final draft is available in the Research Section.

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On Stojnic's Context and Coherence

My contribution to a book symposium on Una Stojnić's recent Context and Coherence: The Logic and Grammar of Prominence has now appeared in Inquiry (here).

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

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


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