Downloadable Papers

A. Cognitive Science and Linguistics

  1. Differential Pragmatic Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Forthcoming in M. Macaulay and  P. Garces-Blitvich (eds.) Pragmatics and Context. Toronto: Antares.
  2. The Contribution of Domain Specificity in the Highly Modular Mind. (With A. Eraña and A. Barceló). Forthcoming in Minds and Machines.
  3. Pragmatic Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study in Philosophy and the Empirical. (With J. de Villiers & P. Szatmari). In P.A. French and H.K. Wettstein (eds.) Philosophy and the Empirical. Volume XXXI of Midwest Studies in Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007, pp. 292-317.
  4. Really Intriguing, that Pred NP! (With I. Paul). In M. Radisic & C. Gurski (eds.) CLA Annual Conference Proceedings/Actes du congrès de l'ACL 2006, pp. 1-10.
  5. The Semantics and Syntax of Null Complements. (With M.-O. Junker and C. Wearing). Carleton University Cognitive Science Technical Reports, Report #2006-03, 2006.
  6. Null Complements: Licensed by Syntax or by Semantics-Pragmatics? (With C. Iten, M.-O. Junker, A. Pyke, and C. Wearing). In M.O. Junker, M. McGinnis & Y.Roberge (eds.) Proceedings of the 2004 Canadian Linguistics Association, 2004, pp. 1-15.

B. Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind

  1. Contextualism in Epistemology and the Context Sensitivity of 'Knows'.  Forthcoming in J.C. Campbell, M. O'Rourke and H. Silverstein (eds.) Knowledge and Skepticism. Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. 5. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  2. Robust Belief States and the Right/Wrong Dichotomy. Disputatio 1999, Vol. 6(May), pp. 19-27.
  3. The Deflation of Belief States. Crítica 1997, Vol.29(#85), pp. 95-119.
  4. The Deflation of Belief Contents. Crítica 1996, Vol. 28(#84), pp. 63-82.
  5. Indeterminacy, Opacity and the Identity Theory. Crítica 1995, Vol. 27(#80), pp. 49- 56.
  6. Varieties of Empiricism. (With D. Matheson). In Y. Bouchard (ed.) Perspectives on Coherentism. Aylmer, Quebec: Editions du Scribe, 2002, pp. 99-113.
  7. "Obviously Propositions are Nothing...": Russell and the Logical Form of Belief Reports. (With L. Clapp). In G. Preyer & G. Peter (eds.) Logical Form and Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 409-420.
  8. Review Essay: Fodor's Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong. (With C. Viger) Synthese 2000, Vol. 123, pp. 131-151.

C. Non-Sentential Speech Acts

  1. Perry, Wittgenstein's Builders, and Metasemantics. Forthcoming in Pragmatics and Cognition.
  2. Neither Fragments nor Ellipsis. In L. Progovac et al. (eds.) The Syntax of Nonsententials. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2006, pp. 93-116.
  3. Introduction. (With R. Elugardo). In R. Elugardo & R. Stainton (eds.) Ellipsis and Non-Sentential Speech. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005, pp. 1-26.
  4. The Pragmatics of Non-Sentences. In L. Horn & G. Ward (eds.) Handbook of Pragmatics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004, pp. 266-287.
  5. In Defense of Non-Sentential Assertion. In Z. Szabo (ed.) Semantics vs. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 383-457.
  6. Shorthand, Syntactic Ellipsis, and the Pragmatic Determinants of What Is Said. (With R. Elugardo) Mind & Language 2004, Vol. 19(4), pp. 442-471.
  7. Grasping Objects and Contents. (With R. Elugardo). In A. Barber (ed.) Epistemology of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 257-302.
  8. Logical Form and the Vernacular. (With R. Elugardo) Mind and Language 2001, Vol. 16(4), pp. 393-424.
  9. The Meaning of 'Sentences'. Nous 2000, Vol. 34(3), pp. 441-454.
  10. Utterance Meaning and Syntactic Ellipsis. Pragmatics and Cognition 1997, Vol. 5(1), pp. 49-76.
  11. Using Non-Sentences: An Application of Relevance Theory. Pragmatics and Cognition 1994, Vol. 2(2), pp. 269-284

D. Other Philosophy of Language

  1. The Role of Psychology. Forthcoming in D. Graff-Fara and G. Russell (eds.) Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language. London: Routledge.
  2. Philosophy of Language. Forthcoming in Louise Cummings (ed.) The Pragmatics Encyclopedia. London: Routledge.
  3. Identity Through Change and Substitutivity Salva Veritate. (With R. Elugardo). Forthcoming in M. O'Rourke et al. (eds.), Time and Identity. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  4. On Restricting the Evidence Base for Linguistics. (With C. Iten and C. Wearing). In P. Thagard (ed.) Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Oxford: Elsevier, 2007, pp. 165-192.
  5. Terminological Reflections of an Enlightened Contextualist. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2006, Vol. 73(2), pp. 460-468.
  6. Meaning and Reference: Some Chomskyan Themes. In E. Lepore & B. Smith (eds.), Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 913-940.
  7. The Context Principle. In K. Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2005, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, Vol.3., pp. 108-115.
  8. Quotation: Compositionality and Innocence without Demonstration. (With A. Botterell) Crítica 2005, Vol 37(110), pp. 3-33.
  9. Grice, H. Paul (1913-1988). In J. Shook (ed.) Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005, pp. 983-988.
  10. On "The Denial of Bivalence is Absurd". (With F.J. Pelletier) The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2003, Vol. 81(3), pp. 369-382.
  11. Speaker Meaning and Davidson on Metaphor: A Reply to McGuire. Dialogue 2003, Vol 42(1): pp. 345-354.
  12. Communicative Events as Evidence in Linguistics. In J. de Villiers & R.J. Stainton (eds.) Papers in Honour of Michael Gregory. Volume One of Communication in Linguistics. Toronto: Editions du GREF, 2001, pp. 329-346.
  13. Remarks on the Syntax and Semantics of Mixed Quotation. In K. Murasugi & R.J. Stainton (eds.) Philosophy and Linguistics. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999, pp. 259-278.
  14. Interrogatives and Sets of Answers. Crítica 1999, Vol. 31(#91), pp. 75-90.

E. Varia: Ethics, History, Metaphysics

  1. Introduction. (With T.M. Lennon). In T.M. Lennon & R.J. Stainton (eds.) The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology. Dordrecht: Springer, 2008, pp. 1-18.
  2. Revenge. Crítica 2006, Vol. 38(112), 3-20.
  3. Metaphysics, Substitution Salva Veritate and the Slingshot Argument. In K. Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Vol. 8, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier, 2005, pp. 73-82.

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