Chris Barker

LSA 314: Semantics

Chris Barker (along with John Moore) was the first Ph.D. from the UC Santa Cruz linguistics department. His 1991 dissertation Possessive Descriptions was published by CSLI in 1995. After postdoc positions at OSU and the University of Rochester, he taught for 10 years at UC San Diego. He is now Professor of Linguistics at New York University. His interests include formal semantics, philosophy of language, and theory of computation. Along with Chung-chieh Shan (Rutgers), he is writing a book on applications of continuations to natural language semantics, including scope, binding, negative polarity licensing, weak crossover, reconstruction, and other aspects of evaluation order.

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