Alexander Williams
Associate Professor
AOS: Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Syntactic Theory
Office: 1401 Marie Mount Hall

Alexander Williams (PhD, U. Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy. His work is mainly in verbal semantics and its relation to clausal syntax, across languages. The aim is a theory of semantic composition in natural languages, and correspondingly a theory of semantic values for verbs, both as components of the individual mind. He is also interested in formal language theory and logical grammars.

"Themes, cumulativity, and resultatives," Linguistic Inquiry 40: 686-700. "Patients in Igbo and Mandarin," in Event Structures in Linguistic Forma and Interpretation (Doelling et al., eds), 1-30. "Adverbial quantification over (interrogative) complements," in Proceedings of the 19th WCCFL.

Spring 2017
PHIL360 Philosophy of Language
Spring 2016
PHIL409W Advanced Studies in Contemporary Philosophy: Structure in Language and Thought
Fall 2015
PHIL360 Philosophy of Language
Spring 2015
PHIL879J Seminar in Philosophy and Cognitive Studies
Fall 2014
PHIL360 Philosophy of Language
Spring 2014
PHIL408O Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Implicit Meaning
Fall 2013
PHIL360 Philosophy of Language
Spring 2013
PHIL808W Seminar in the Problems of Philosophy
Fall 2012
PHIL360 Philosophy of Language