Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sad News

This past friday (April 25) I received word that Jim Higginbotham passed away. Jim made myriad contributions to both linguistic semantics and the philosophy of linguistics. He was among the first to argue for the relevance of Davidson's view of events for linguistic semantics. He also made major contributions to our understanding of pronominal binding and tense. Jim was a powerful thinker and his work influenced many younger researchers including Barry Schein, Paul Pietroski and Rich Larson. Sad news.

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