Bio: Rob Stainton is a Canadian philosopher and linguist. He works at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. He fishes. A lot. Recently, Stainton has been pursuing three areas of inquiry about philosophy and language. He is part of a team project on the History of Philosophy of Language from the presocratics through Mill. He is part of another team looking at conversational abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Finally, he has been writing on the foundations of linguistics. This last is the theme of the blog.