About

Since 2016, I have been an assistant research fellow at Academia Sinica, the National Academy of Taiwan. I work in the philosophy group at the Institute of European and American Studies. Before that I was teaching at Centenary College of Louisiana, first as a visiting assistant professor, then tenure-track. I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin, under the supervision of Josh Dever and Hans Kamp.  

I work primarily in philosophy of language and linguistic semantics. I also have active interests in areas of philosophy of mind, epistemology, and action theory that overlap with my enthusiasm for language. I have been working on foundational issues in theory of reference, particularly anaphora and definite descriptions, and how a broad range of linguistic data determines the right shape of semantic analysis. My most recent projects concern attitude reports, intentional identity, dynamic semantics, and the semantics-pragmatics distinction.


You can reach me at  hsiangyun@gmail.com