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Chris Barker

Professor of Linguistics

PhD 1991, UC Santa Cruz (Linguistics); BA 1986, UC Santa Cruz (Computer Science); BA 1983, Yale (English)

Office Address: 

Department of Linguistics
10 Washington Place #604
New York, NY 10003



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Areas of Research/Interest: 

Semantics of natural language; philosophy of language; theory of computation

Barker, C. 2016. Why relational nominals make good concealed questions. Lingua 182: 12--29.

Barker, C. 2015. Scope. In Shalom Lappin and Chris Fox (eds), Handbook of Contemporary Semantics, second edition. Wiley-Blackwell. 47--87.

Barker, C. & C.-c. Shan. 2014. Continuations and Natural Language. Oxford University Press.

Barker, C. 2013. Scopability and Sluicing. Linguistics and Philosophy 36.3: 187--223.

Barker, C. 2013. Negotiating taste. Inquiry 56.2-3: 240--257.

Bumford, D. & C. Barker. 2013. Association with distributivity and the problem of multiple antecedents for singular "different". Linguistics and Philosophy 36.5: 355--369.

Barker, C. 2012. Quantificational binding does not require c-command. Linguistic Inquiry 43.4: 614--633.

Barker, C. 2011. Possessives and relational nouns. In Maienborn, von Heusinger and Portner (eds). Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. 1108--1129.

Barker, C. 2010. Free choice permission as resource sensitive reasoning. Semantics and Pragmatics 3.10: 1--38.

Barker, C. 2009.  Clarity and the grammar of skepticism.  Mind and Language. 24.3: 253--273.

Barker, C. & C-c. Shan.  2008.  Donkey anaphora is in-scope binding. Semantics and Pragmatics. 1.1: 1--42.

Barker, C.  2007. Parasitic Scope.  Linguistics and Philosophy. 30.4: 407--444.

Barker, C. & P. Jacobson (eds). 2007. Direct Compositionality. Oxford.

Barker, C. 2002.  Continuations and the nature of quantification. Natural Language Semantics. 10.3:211--242.

Barker, C. 2002.  The Dynamics of Vagueness. Linguistics and Philosophy. 25.1:1--36.

Barker, C. 1998.  Partitives, Double Genitives, and Anti-uniqueness. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 16:679--717.

Barker, C. 1998.  Episodic ee in English: A thematic role constraint on new word formation. Language. 74.4:695--727.

Barker, C. 1995. Possessive Descriptions. CSLI Press.
Updated on 01/24/2017