Publications

2018. Asian slurs and stereotypes in the USA: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Pragmatics and Society, 9, 495-517. First published 10 January 2019. https://doi.org/10.1075/ps.14027.cro [pdf]

2016. Some equalities are more equal than others: Quality equality emerges later than numerical equality. Child Development, 87, 1520-1528. Coauthored with Mark Sheskin, Amber Nadal, Tanya Mayer, Jenny Nissel, and Paul Bloom. First published 3 May 2016. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12544 [pdf]

2015i. An introduction to the special issue on slurs. Language Sciences, 52, 1-2. First published 31 August 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2015.08.001 [pdf]

2015h. An assessment of the negative and positive aspects of stereotypes and the derogatory and nonderogatory uses of slurs. In A. Capone & J. L. Mey (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society (pp. 791-822). Switzerland: Springer. First published 1 August 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_31 [pdf]

2015g. Aristotelian moral psychology and the situationist challenge. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 46, 262-277. First published 22 May 2015. https://doi.org/10.1515/ppb-2015-0011 [pdf]

2015f. Slurs and stereotypes for Italian-Americans: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Journal of Pragmatics, 81, 36-51. First published 29 April 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2015.03.014 [pdf]

2015e. The semantics of slurs: A refutation of coreferentialism. Ampersand, 2, 30-38. First published 25 February 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amper.2015.01.001 [pdf]

2015d. The importance of poetry, hip-hop, and philosophy for an enlisted aviator in the USAF (2000-2004) flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28, 73-97. First published 23 February 2015. https://doi.org/10.1080/08893675.2015.1008732 [pdf]

2015c. Music practice and participation for psychological well-being: A review of how music influences positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. Musicae Scientiae, 19, 44-64. First published 5 December 2014. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864914561709 [pdf]

2015b. The practice of poetry and the psychology of well-being. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28, 21-41. First published 1 December 2014. https://doi.org/10.1080/08893675.2015.980133 [pdf]

2015a. Slurs, stereotypes, and in-equality: A critical review of “How Epithets and Stereotypes Are Racially Unequal”. Language Sciences, 52, 139-154. First published 10 May 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2014.03.001 [pdf]

2014f. Spanish slurs and stereotypes for Mexican-Americans in the USA: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Sociocultural Pragmatics, 2, 145-179. First published 5 November 2014. https://doi.org/10.1515/soprag-2014-0007 [pdf]

2014e. Embodying martial arts for mental health: Cultivating psychological wellbeing with martial arts practice. Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports, 10, 59-70. First published 26 September 2014. http://smaes.archbudo.com/view/abstract/id/10740 [pdf]

2014d. Book review: Auditory Neuroscience: Making Sense of Sound. Musicae Scientiae, 18, 249-251. First published 12 May 2014. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864914523548 [pdf]

2014c. Remarks on “The Semantics of Racial Slurs”. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 13, 11-32. First published May 2014. [pdf]

2014b. The semantics of slurs: A refutation of pure expressivism. Language Sciences, 41, 227-242. First published 13 November 2013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2013.07.003 [pdf]

2014a. Vindicating virtue: A critical analysis of the situationist challenge against Aristotelian moral psychology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 48, 18-47. First published 4 October 2013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-013-9249-8 [pdf]

2013b. Racial epithets, characterizations, and slurs. Analysis and Metaphysics, 12, 11-24. First published December 2013. [pdf]

2013a. How to do things with slurs: Studies in the way of derogatory words. Language and Communication, 33, 177-204. First published 1 June 2013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2013.03.008 [pdf]

2012b. Music, neuroscience, and the psychology of well-being: A précis. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 393. First published 2 January 2012. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00393 [pdf]

2012a. Aesthetic concepts, perceptual learning, and linguistic enculturation: Considerations from Wittgenstein, language, and music. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 46, 90-117. First published 9 September 2011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-011-9184-5 [pdf]

2011. Slurs. Language Sciences, 33, 343-358. First published 13 December 2010. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2010.11.005 [pdf]

2010b. Thick concepts, non-cognitivism, and Wittgenstein’s rule-following considerations. South African Journal of Philosophy, 29, 286-309. First published September 2010. https://doi.org/10.4314/sajpem.v29i3.59143 [pdf]

2010a. Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the rule following paradox. Dialogue, 52, 103-109. First published April 2010. [pdf]

2008. Racial epithets: What we say and mean by them. Dialogue, 51, 34-45. First published October 2008. [pdf]