Researcher Profile

Rob Stainton

Rob Stainton


BMI Associate Member


Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x82757
StvH 3126

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Research Areas


Much of my work lies at the intersection of philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics. I am interested in “mainstream” issues, such as the syntax-semantics-pragmatics boundaries, the metaphysical grounding of linguistic facts, and the proper evidence-base for the study of human languages. However, my interests also extend to less usual subjects at said intersection, such as clinical pragmatics (especially communication deficits in Autism) and the history of philosophy of language.

Beyond language and linguistics, I am able to supervise in philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. I can, in a pinch, serve on dissertation committees in Analytic metaphysics, meta-ethics and certain periods of history of philosophy.