• Publications
  • Influence
A Plea For Monsters
We argue that attitude operators can manipulate the context of evaluation of some indexicals, and should thus be essentially treated as Kaplanian monsters. The analysis is developed in an extensionalExpand
Be Articulate: A pragmatic theory of presupposition projection
We explore an alternative in which presupposition projection follows from the combination of a fully classical semantics with two pragmatic principles of manner, Be Articulate and Be Brief. Expand
Propositional attitudes and indexicality : a cross categorial approach
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1999. Expand
Context of Thought and Context of Utterance: A Note on Free Indirect Discourse and the Historical Present
:  Based on the analysis of narrations in Free Indirect Discourse and the Historical Present, I argue (building in particular on (Banfield, 1982) and (Doron, 1991)) that the grammatical notion ofExpand
Local Contexts
The dynamic approach posits that a presupposition must be satisfied in its local context. But how is a local context derived from the global one? Extant dynamic analyses must specify in the lexicalExpand
Maximize Presupposition and Gricean reasoning
Recent semantic research has made increasing use of a principle, Maximize Presupposition, which requires that under certain circumstances the strongest possible presupposition be marked. ThisExpand
The Lazy Frenchman’s Approach to the Subjunctive
It has proven difficult to provide a unified semantics for the French subjunctive (the difficulty applies more generally to Romance, but we concentrate on French). In this preliminary note, weExpand
Clausal Equations (A Note on the Connectivity Problem)
According to a variety of tests, What John likes is himself displays the same c-command relations as John likes himself. But none of these relations appears to hold on the surface; this is theExpand
Conditionals as Definite Descriptions
In Counterfactuals David Lewis noticed that definite descriptions and conditionals display the same kind of non-monotonic behavior. We take his observation literally and suggest that if-clauses are,Expand
Donkey anaphora: the view from sign language (ASL and LSF)
We make two main claims on the basis of ASL and LSF data. Expand