Publications

i) books

Pragmatic Literary Stylistics

co-edited with Billy Clark

Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition, 2014

 

Susan Stebbing and the Language of Common Sense

Palgrave History of Analytic Philosophy, 2013

Pragmatics

Palgrave Modern Linguistics, 2011

Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language
co-edited with Dr. Christopher Routledge
Edinburgh University Press, 2009

Language and Empiricism, After the Vienna Circle
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2008

Thinking about Language: Theories of English
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2006

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language
co-edited with Dr. Christopher Routledge
Edinburgh University Press, 2005

Paul Grice: Philosopher and Linguist
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2005

Philosophy for Linguists
Routledge, London, 2000

Accent in Context
Peter Lang AG, Berne, 1998

ii) journal articles

‘Towards a neo-Gricean stylistics: implicature in Dorothy L. Sayers’s Gaudy Night‘, Journal of Literary Semantics, 2012  41: 2.

‘Arne Naess and empirical semantics’, Inquiry, volume 54, 2010, pp18-30

‘”How could you tell how much of it was lies?”: the controversy of truth in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four’
Journal of Literary Semantics, volume 38, 2009, pp71-86

‘“Meaning”: philosophical forebears and linguistic descendants’
Teorema, volume XXVI/2, 2007, pp59-75

‘Reading “great books”: non truth-committed discourse and silly novel readers’
(subscription or ATHENS password required for this link)
in collaboration with Dr Christopher Routledge
Forum for Modern Language Studies, Oxford University Press, volume xxxix, 2003, pp1-14

‘“ From their point of view”: voice and speech in George Moore’s Esther Waters
(subscription or ATHENS password required for this link)
Language and Literature, Sage Publications, London, volume 11, 2002, pp307-323

‘In defence of a code: linguistic meaning and propositionality in verbal communication’
(subscription required for this link)
Journal of Pragmatics , Elsevier Science, volume 33, October 2001, pp1553-1570

‘The pragmatics of detection: Paul Auster’s City of Glass
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in collaboration with Dr Christopher Routledge
Language and Literature, Sage Publications, London, volume 8, October 1999, pp241-253

‘Some observations on metalinguistic negation’
Journal of Linguistics , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, number 32, September 1996, pp387-402

‘Utterance accent: a representational approach’
Newcastle and Durham Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 2, 1994

‘Metalinguistic negation, sentences and utterances’
Newcastle and Durham Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 1, 1993, pp74-94

iii) book chapter

‘”Oh, do let’s talk about something else-”: What is not said and what is implicated in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September’, in Pragmatic Literary Stylistics, edited by Siobhan Chapman and Billy Clark, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

‘Getting the philosopher out of the armchair: J. L. Austin’s response to logical positivism in comparison with that of Arne Naess’, in Austin on Language, edited by Brian Garvey, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

‘Grice, conversational implicature and philosophy’, in Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy, edited by Alessandro Capone, Franco Lo Piparo and Marco Carapezza, Springer, 2012.

‘Paul Grice and the philosophy of ordinary language’, in Meaning and Analysis: New Essays on Grice edited by Klaus Petrus, Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition, 2010

iv) conference papers

‘Quantity implicatures in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September‘, International meeting of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, University of Malta, July 2012.

‘George Moore’s revisions of Esther Waters: A Neo-Gricean Reading’, International Poetics and Linguistics Association and the French Societe de Stylistique Anglaise Joint Conference: Stylistics: Anglo-Frence Perspective, University off Huddersfiled, UK, June 2012

‘Implicature in narrative fiction: A neo-Gricean approach to literary pragmatics’, Colloquium on pragma-stylistics: recent research and open questions, University of Sussex, May 2012.

‘Towards a neo-Gricean stylitics: Implicature in Dorothy L. Sayers’s Gaudy Night‘, International Pragmatics Conference, University of Manchester, July 2011

‘Getting the philosopher out of the armchair: The contrasting responses to logical positivism of J. L. Austin and Arne Naess’, J. L. Austin Centenary Conference, University of Lancaster, UK, April 2011

‘”Unempirical dogmas”: The responses to logical positivism of Arne Naess and J. L. Austin’, The Seminar in Science Studies, Universitty of Oslo, March 2010

‘Arne Naess and empirical semantics’, Plenary lecture at the Arne Naess Memorial Seminar, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, June 2009.

‘”How could you tell how much of it was lies?”: The controversy of truth in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four‘, International meeting of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, University of Sheffield, July 2008.

‘”It depends what you mean by ‘or’”: Empirical semantics vs. ordinary language philosophy’, International meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of London, August 2007.

‘“Whereof one cannot speak”: philosophical asides on literature’
Plenary lecture at the national meeting of the Poetics and Linguistics Association.
University of Huddersfield, May 2007.

‘Pragmatics and Literature’
Tutorial at the International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric
University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, November 2005.

‘Reading Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation‘.
in collaboration with Dr Christopher Routledge
Paper read at the international conference of the Poetics and Applied Linguistics Association.
University of Huddersfield, July 2005

‘Jane’s deceit: seeing through genre in Northanger Abbey
in collaboration with Dr Christopher Routledge
Paper read at the international conference of the Poetics and Applied Linguistics Association.
Goldsmiths College, July 2000

‘Utterance accent: a representational approach’
Paper read at the autumn meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain.
Middlesex University, September 1994

v) other

I have written contributions on ‘Reductionism’ and ‘Relativism’ to Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, Oxford: Elsevier (2006).

I have written contributions on ‘Ayer’, ‘Grice’, ‘Leibniz’, ‘Morris’, ‘Ramsey’, ‘Ryle’ and ‘Strawson’ in Chapman and Routledge (eds.) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, Edinburgh University Press (2005).

I have written contributions to The Literary Encyclopedia, http://www.litencyc.com (‘Austin’ and ‘Grice’, 2003)

I have reviewed books for Language and Literature (1997, 1998), Journal of Linguistics (1998), Journal of Literary Semantics (2006), The Time Higher Education Supplement (2006) and Discourse and Communication (2007).

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