Rachel Etta Rudolph
I am especially interested in experiential language (sentences like "this food is tasty" or "this dress looks blue"), which we use to communicate at once about the objective world and about our subjective experience. In other work, I explore how speakers communicate and negotiate about their linguistic commitments.
I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, I lived in Montreal, Canada. I was drawn to philosophy through the Liberal Arts Program at Dawson College, and completed my BA in philosophy and German at McGill University.
"Differences of Taste: An Investigation of Phenomenal and Non-Phenomenal Appearance Sentences" is now published in Perspectives on Taste (edited by Jeremy Wyatt, Julia Zakkou and Dan Zeman) (find it here; or preprint here)
I will be giving a talk, "Social Generics in Context", at the Eastern APA in Montreal, in January 2023
I will be presenting "Contested Metalinguistic Negotiation" at the Central APA in Denver CO, in February 2023
My department page is here.