Barbara Abbott

Professor emerita
Linguistics Faculty
Michigan State University

Fields of interest:

Semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language

Recent publications:

B. Abbott,
Linguistic solutions to philosophical problems: The case of knowing how
Philosophical Perspectives 27, to appear.

B. Abbott,
Support for individual concepts
Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 10 (2011), pp. 23-44.

B. Abbott,
Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010.

B. Abbott,
Conditionals in English and first order predicate logic.
Contrasting meaning in languages of the east and west. (ed.) D. Shu, K. Turner, Oxford: Peter Lang 2010, pp. 579-606.

B. Abbott,
The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia, (ed) K. Malmkjær, 3rd edition. London: Routledge 2010, pp. 418-426.

B. Abbott,
Presuppositions and common ground
Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (5/ 2008), pp. 523-538.

B. Abbott,
Definite and indefinite.
The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, (ed.) Keith Brown, 2nd ed., vol. 3. Oxford: Elsevier 2006, pp. 392-399.

B. Abbott,
Definiteness and indefiniteness.
Handbook of Pragmatics, (ed.) L. R. Horn, G. Ward., Oxford: Blackwell 2004, pp. 122-149.

B. Abbott,
Donkey demonstratives
Natural Language Semantics 10/ 2002, pp. 285-298.

B. Abbott,
Definiteness and proper names: Some bad news for the description theory
Journal of Semantics 19/ 2002, pp. 191-201.