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selected papers

since 2020

Slurs in Quarantine, with Bianca Cepollaro, Simone Sulpizio and Claudia Bianchi. Mind & Language (forthcoming)

Are Moral Predicates Subjective? A Corpus Study, with Louise McNally, in Bordonaba, David (Ed.) Experimental Philosophy of Language: Perspectives, Methods and Prospects. Springer 2023, pp. 103-120

Exploring Valence in Judgments of Taste, with Elsi Kaiser, in Wyatt, Jeremy, Zakkou, Julia & Zeman, Dan (Eds.) Perspectives on Taste. Routledge 2022, pp. 231-259


'Good' and 'Ought' in Argumentation, with Andrés Soria Ruiz and Mora Maldonato, in in Oswald, Steve et al. (Eds.) The Pandemic of Argumentation. Springer 2022, pp. 43-64


Derogatory Terms in Free Indirect Discourse, in Maier, Emar & Stokke, Andreas (eds.) The Language of Fiction, Oxford University Press 2021, pp. 349-378


The Semantics and Pragmatics of Value Judgments, with Andrés Soria Ruiz and Bianca Cepollaro, in Stalmaszczyk, Piotr (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Philosophy of Language, Cambridge University Press 2021, pp. 434-449

When Is It OK to Call Someone a Jerk? An experimental investigation of expressives, with Bianca Cepollaro and Filippo Domaneschi, Synthese (2020).


Indexicality: I, Here, Now, in Matthewson, Lisa, Cecile Meier, Hotze Rullmann, Thomas E. Zimmerman, and Daniel Gutzmann (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics, Wiley's. November 2020. DOI: 10.1002/9781118788516.sem123

De Se Assertion, in Goldberg, Sanford (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Assertion, Oxford: OUP 2020, pp. 459-479; published online first (Dec 2018) 

2010- 2019

Disagreements about Taste vs. Disagreements about Moral Issues. American Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2019): 29-41

On Linguistic Evidence for Expressivism, with Andrés Soria Ruiz, Philosophy 86, Supplement (2019): 1-19

An Empirical Approach to Aesthetic Adjectives, in Cova, Florian and Sébastien Réhault (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics, Oxford: Bloomsbury Academic. 2018. 221-240

Context and Disagreement, Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos 59 (2017): 7-22

Metaethical Relativism, in McPherson, Tristram and David Plunkett (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics, Routledge 2017. 119-132

Expressing Aesthetic Judgments in Context. Inquiry 59 (2016): 663-685


Hybrid Evaluatives, with Bianca Cepollaro, Grazer Philosophiesche Studien 93 (2016): 458-488.

Speaking about Oneself, in García-Carpintero, Manuel and Torre, Stephan (Eds.), About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016: 200-219


Aesthetic Adjectives, with Louise McNally, in Young, James (Ed.), The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgment, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2017: 17-37.

Mental Files, Blown Up by Indexed Files, with Neftalí Villanueva. Inquiry 58/4 (2015): 393-407

Talking about the Future: Settled Truth and Assertion, in De Brabanter, Philippe., Mikhail Kissine and Saghie Sharifzadeh (Eds.), Future Times, Future Tenses. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014: 26-43.

Prepragmatics: Widening the Semantics/Pragmatics Boundary, in Burgess, Alexis and Brett Sherman (Eds.), Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014: 311-326.


On Value-Attributions: Semantics and Beyond, The Southern Journal of Philosophy 50/4 (2012): 621-38.


Emotional Disagreement. Dialogue 51/1 (2012): 99-117.


The Problem of De Se Assertion. Erkenntnis 76 (2012): 49-58.  


Domain-Sensitivity. Synthese 184 (2012): 137-155.


Situation Semantics, in Newen, Albert and Raphael van Riel (Eds.): Identity, Language and Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of John Perry. Stanford: CSLI Publications and Paderborn: Mentis Verlag. 2012: 67-86

Referring with Proper Names: Towards a Pragmatic Account, in Baptista, Luca and Erich Rast (Eds.), Meaning and Context. Berlin: Peter Lang. 2010: 139-160.

2000 - 2009

The Vicious Triangle of A Priori Truth, Contingent Truth, and Logical Truth, in Nimtz, Christian, Nikola Kompa & Christian Suhm (Eds.), A Priori Justification and Its Role in Philosophy. Berlin: Mentis Verlag. 2009: 69-82.

Semantic Content. Manuscrito 32 (2009): 123-152.


The Scope and the Subtleties of the Contextualism/Literalism /Relativism Debate. Language and Linguistics Compass 2 (2008): 1171-1188.  


Semantic Relativism and the Logic of Indexicals, with Stefano Predelli, in Kölbel, Max & Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (Eds.). Relative Truth. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2008: 63-80.

Talking about Taste: Disagreement, Implicit Arguments, and Relative Truth. Linguistics and Philosophy 30 (2007): 691-706. 

What Is Said, Linguistic Meaning, and Directly Referential Expressions. Philosophy Compass 1 (2006): 373-397. 

The Contingent A Priori: Much Ado about Nothing. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2004): 291-300.

For Whom Is the Problem of the Essential Indexical a Problem?, in Akman, Varol et al. (Eds.) Modeling and Using Context, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series, vol 2116, Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 2001. 304-315


What Is Said: an Inquiry into Reference, Meaning and Content.

Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag. 2008. 196 pages. ISBN 9783639100730.

Context-Dependence, Perspective and Relativity.

Recanati, François, Stojanovic, Isidora and Villanueva, Neftalí (Eds.) Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. 2010. 356 pages. ISBN 9783110227765

The complete list of my publications is in my curriculum vitae
Drafts of various of my papers (and book) are also available here:

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