Most of my research has concerned two core, overlapping sub-areas within the philosophy of language: theory of reference and theory of content. A third more recent focus concerns the semantics/pragmatics interface. Below are a few representative publications from each of these areas.
- (forthcoming) "Evaluating the Cancellability Test", accepted by the Journal of Pragmatics
in August, 2017
- (2015) "The Future of the Proposition", Language & Communication (40): 14-23.
- (2014) “On the Semantic Relevance of Romanovs”, in Semantics and Beyond: Philosophical andLinguistic Investigations, ed., P. Stalmaszczyk, de Gruyter, Press, pp. 255-70
- (2013) “Multiple Propositions, Contextual Variability, and the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface”, Synthese (190): 2773-2800.
- (2012) “On Pragmatic Regularities”, in Philosophical Approaches to Linguistic Analysis, ed., Stalmaszczyk, Ontos Verlag, pp. 491-513.
- (2009) “What is a Proposition?”, in Semantics, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric, J. Larrazabal et al., ed. University of the Basque Country Press, pp. 535-51.
Theory of Reference
- (2012) “Referring in Discourse”, in the Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics, K. Allen and K. Jaszczolt, ed., Cambridge University Press.
- (2009) “Against Structured Referring Expressions”, Philosophical Studies (146): 49-74.
- (2007) “Rigid Designation and Semantic Structure”, Philosophers’ Imprint (vol.7, #6): 1-22.
- (2005) “Rigid Designation, Direct Reference, and Modal Metaphysics”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (86): 577-99.
- (2005) “Reference, Philosophical theories”, in the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd edition), Elsevier Publishers, K. Brown, ed.
These themes are further developed in my (2012) book Reference and Structure, Routledge Press.
Theory of Content
Some of these themes will be further developed in my forthcoming MS The Constitutive A Priori.