What was your dissertation title and topic?
Some Problems of Non-Singular Reference: A Logic for Mass, Sortal and Adverbial Terms
What seminar stood out and influenced your thinking?
David Lewis (2 seminars: Convention, Metaphysics); Sandra Peterson (2 seminars: Aristotle, Language)
How have your philosophical interests changed since you were at UCLA?
It has moved from purely philosophical thought about language and logic to become more influenced by linguistics and computing science.
If your current career is inside of academia, what’s your favorite course to teach right now? Do you have a recent publication you’d like to mention?
Here are a couple of recent publications:
- “Compositionality and Concepts — A Perspective from Formal Semantics and Philosophy of Language” in J. Hampton & Y. Winter *Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology* pages 31-94 (Springer) 2017
- “Descriptive Metaphysics, Natural Language Metaphysics, Sapir-Whorf, and All that Stuff: Evidence from the Mass-Count Distinction” *Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication* vol. 6, 2011 (dog: 10.4148/biyclc.v6i0.1570