Spring 2018 teaching, joint seminar in semantics with Sam Bowman: Deep Learning in Semantics

Chris Barker
Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics   
 New York University
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Department of Linguistics
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New York, NY 10003
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Research Interests: Natural language semantics, philosophy of language, scope, vagueness, continuations, non-classical logic, possessives. 

Areas of Instruction: Semantics.  


Selected papers:

Along with Peter Lasersohn, I'm the co-founder and co-maintainer of the Semantics Archive: An online preprint archive for natural language semantics

Lambda tutorial
Iota and Jot: the simplest non-trivial languages possible?

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. --Charles Darwin
...and Dirac had a weird version of quantum theory in which every state had probability either plus two or minus two. Probability, as common sense defines it, is a number between zero and one expressing our degree of confidence that an event will happen. Probability one means that the event always happens; probability zero means that it never happens. In Dirac's Alice-in-Wonderland world, every state happens either more often than always or less often than never. --Freeman Dyson, in the New York Review of Books.

"In mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to them."
--von Neumann [as reported by G. Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters]

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing slowly...