Chair, Department of
New York University
Department of Linguistics
10 Washington Place, room 204 (2d floor)
New York, NY 10003
Office phone: 212/998-3543
Natural language semantics, philosophy of language, scope, vagueness, continuations, non-classical logic, possessives.
Areas of Instruction:
logic of scope (extended abstract), preproceedings of LENLS11.
questions are structured individuals (under review)
in press, Shalom Lappin and Chris Fox,
Handbook of Contemporary Semantics, second
and Sluicing, Linguistics and Philosophy 36.3: 187--223.
taste, Inquiry 56.2--3: 240--257.
2013 Dylan Bumford and Chris Barker Association with distributivity and the problem of multiple antecedents for singular "different"
Linguistics and Philosophy 36.5: 355--369.
2012 Evaluation order, crossover, and reconstruction
Quantificational binding does not require c-command
Linguistic Inquiry, 43.4.
2012 Imperatives denote actions
(Sinn und Bedeutung 16)
Possessives and relational nouns
von Heusinger and
An International Handbook
of Natural Language Meaning.
What Philosophers and Linguists Can Learn From Theoretical Computer
Science But Didn't Know To Ask
(Seminar wiki with Jim
Pryor, NYU philosophy)
Free choice permission as resource sensitive reasoning
Semantics and Pragmatics
Cosubstitution, Derivational Locality and Quantifier Scope (
Wild Control operators
and the grammar of skepticism
Mind and Language
Chris Barker and
Donkey anaphora is in-scope binding.
In Linguistics and Philosophy
Along with Peter Lasersohn,
I'm the co-founder and co-maintainer of the Semantics Archive:
Iota and Jot: the simplest
non-trivial languages possible?
syllables in English?
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
...and Dirac had a weird version of quantum theory in which every
state had probability either plus two or minus two. Probability, as
common sense defines it, is a number between zero and one expressing
our degree of confidence that an event will happen. Probability one
means that the event always happens; probability zero means that it
never happens. In Dirac's Alice-in-Wonderland world, every state
happens either more often than always or less often than never.
--Freeman Dyson, in the New York Review of
"In mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to
--von Neumann [as reported by
G. Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters]
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing slowly...