Semantics & Pragmatics

Dr. Dimitrios Skordos’ (Linguistics) main research interests include language development, logical and pragmatic inference in children, the psychology of language more generally, as well as events, space and motion in language.

Dr. David Liebesman’s (Philosophy/Linguistics) research lies primarily in philosophy of language and metaphysics.

Calgary Working Papers in Lingustics


Articles/Book Chapters


Liebesman, D., & Sterken, R. (2021) Generics and the Metaphysics of Kinds. Philosophy Compass, 16(7): 1-14.

Liebesman, D. (2021). Double-Counting and the Problem of the Many. Philosophical Studies, 178: 209-234.


Liebesman, D., & Magidor, O. (2019). Copredication, Counting, and Criteria of Indivdiuation: A Response to Gotham. Journal of Semantics, 36(3): 549-561.


Liebesman, D., & Magidor, O. (2018). Meaning Transfer Revisited. Philosophical Perspectives, 32(1): 254-297.

Liebesman, D. (2018). The Normativity of Meaning. In D. Star (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity.


Liebesman, D., & Magidor, O. (2017). Copredication and Property Inheritance. Philosophical Issues, 27(1): 131-166.


Liebesman, D. (2016). Counting as a Type of Measuring. Philosophers’ Imprint, 16(12): 1-25.

Liebesman, D. (2016). Sodium-Free Semantics: The Continuing Relevance of the Concept Horse. In Piotr Stalmaszczyk (Ed.) Philosophy and Logic of Predication.

Liebesman, D. (2016). Does Vagueness Underlie the Mass/Count Distinction? Synthese, 193(1): 185-203.