Chris Fox’s research is located in the intersection of linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. His main interest is in the formal interpretation of language, and foundational issues in semantics. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications in this area, including two monographs: The Ontology of Language (CSLI, 2000) and Foundations of Intensional Semantics (Blackwell, 2005). These works explore axiomatic and proof-theoretic accounts of meaning. He co-edited the Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and the second edition of the Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
His recent work has focused on foundational issues in the interpretation of imperative and deontic utterances. He is also exploring methodological and ontological issues in formal semantic analysis. Before his appointment as Reader at the University of Essex, Chris was a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and King’s College London. He was also a visiting fellow at the Computational Linguistics Institute in Saarbrücken. He holds a BSc in Computing Science, an MSc in Cognitive Science, and a PhD from the Cognitive Science Centre, University of Essex.