I am a professor in the Department of Philosophy, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. I work on topics in linguistic pragmatics and the philosophy of language. I am also the Director of the Program in Linguistics at CMU. See my personal website for more info.
Current and Prior Research Topics
- Conversation without common ground
- Embedded implicature and local enrichment
- Nominal bridging
- Disjunction in natural language
Please note that the papers posted here are under copyright with the publishers. The PDFs are intended for personal academic use only.
Questions Under Discussion: Where Information Structure meets Projective Content. Annual Review of Linguistics 2017, Volume 3, pp.265-284 [With David Beaver, Craige Roberts and Judith Tonhauser] [link]
Local Pragmatics and Structured Contents. Philosophical Studies. Published online May 1, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s11098-013-0138-2 [pdf]
Towards a Taxonomy of Projective Content. Language 89(1), 66-109. [with Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver and Craige Roberts], March 2013 [link]
Observations on embedding verbs, evidentiality, and presupposition. Lingua 117(6), 1034-1056, 2007. [pdf]
"On the Conversational Basis of Some Presuppositions". Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 11, 2001. [pdf]