Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Professor of Philosophy & Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||Byrnes, Room 417|
Department of Philosophy
Department of Psychology
PhD, Michigan, 1990
Pragmatics, Semantics/pragmatics interface, Theories of verbal communication, Experimental pragmatics, Philosophy of mind, Epistemology
I am interested in cognitive models of human natural language production and understanding. I work primarily within the framework of Relevance Theory, but am interested in other approaches too. I also work collaboratively with psycholinguists on projects in experimental pragmatics.
My current research interests include: Indexicals and context-shifting; generalized conversational implicatures; presupposition; foregrounding and backgrounding; joint reference
I teach philosophy of language, semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of mind.