Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at the University of Chicago: semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language.
On tongues: the grammar of experiential evaluation.
Grammatical sensitivity to experience: sensory & psych verbs, dativus iudicantis, direct evidentiality, subjective attitude verbs, "personal taste" & otherwise experiential predicates, &c.
Meta-semantics: why lexical items mean what they do, both in the lexicon & relative to context, esp. regarding the source of (i) normative/evaluative meaning, (ii) semantic indeterminacy & dysfunction: vagueness, "faultless" & verbal disagreement, misunderstanding, semantic blindness, underdetermination of semantic content by the utterance context.
An in-depth account of experiencer semantics and surrounding pragmatic & meta-semantic phenomena, via the English adjective tasty