Chris Barker
Professor 
Chair, Department of Linguistics 
 New York University
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Department of Linguistics
10 Washington Place, room 204 (2d floor)
New York, NY 10003

Office phone: 212/998-3543 
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Research Interests: Natural language semantics, philosophy of language, scope, vagueness, continuations, non-classical logic, possessives.  Areas of Instruction: Semantics.  

Continuations and Natural Language
Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan
2014
Frontmatter and introduction
Oxford University Press web page
Amazon
Direct Compositionality
Chris Barker and Pauline Jacobson (eds)
2007
Introductory chapter
Oxford University Press web page
Amazon
Possessive Descriptions
Chris Barker
1995
Preprint
University of Chicago Press
Amazon web page


Along with Peter Lasersohn, I'm the co-founder and co-maintainer of the Semantics Archive: An online preprint archive for natural language semantics

Lambda tutorial
Iota and Jot: the simplest non-trivial languages possible?
How many syllables in English?

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. --Charles Darwin
...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 Books.

"In mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to them."
--von Neumann [as reported by G. Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters]

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing slowly...