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About Robert J. Stainton

Robert Stainton was introduced to Philosophy and Linguistics at York University's Glendon College. Graduating from there in 1988, he pursued doctoral studies in both areas at MIT, where he worked under Sylvain Bromberger, Noam Chomsky and James Higginbotham. In 1993, fresh out of graduate school, he took up his first academic position at Ottawa's Carleton University, where he eventually became Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science. He has been at The University of Western Ontario since 2004, where he is presently Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Linguistics Graduate Program.


Present Distinguished University Professor, Department of Philosophy, Western University

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished University Professor
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Contact Information

Stevenson Hall 3126
1151 Richmond St
London, ON Canada N6A 3K7
Office phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 82757
Fax: (519) 661-3922


Cognitive Science and Linguistics (10)

Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind (12)

Non-Sentential Speech Acts (15)