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Dr Chris Fox BSc, MSc, PhD

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Member of the interdisciplinary Language and Computation Group.

Previous academic posts: visiting research fellow, Computational Linguistics Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken; lecturer in mathematical sciences, Goldsmiths College, University of London; lecturer in computer science, King's College London.

Total value of research grants: £3.66M.

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Current research

Semantics without set-theory (non-reductive “judgemental” analysis of propositional and non-propositional expressions in natural language).

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Research interests
  • Formal Semantics
  • The Philosophy of Language
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Deontic Logic
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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  1. The Ontology of Language. Chris Fox. CSLI. 2000. (Distributed by Chicago University Press.)
  2. Foundations of Intensional Semantics. Chris Fox and Shalom Lappin. Blackwell. 2005.
  3. Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics. Alex Clark, Chris Fox and Shalom Lappin (eds). Wiley-Blackwell. 2010.
  4. Forthcoming: Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (second edition). Chris Fox and Shalom Lappin (eds). Wiley-Blackwell. In preparation.

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Additional information

Member of the editorial board of Semantics and Pragmatics. Former member of the editorial board of Linguistics and Philosophy. Former Councillor and Deputy Mayor. Director of Cockaynes Wood Trust.

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