Professor Mary Dalrymple
Descriptive and theoretical syntax and semantics; language documentation; Austronesian and Papuan languages; grammatical analysis within the theory of Lexical Functional Grammar
Mary Dalrymple is Professor of Syntax at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in linguistics at Stanford University in 1990, and spent the next thirteen years as a researcher at Xerox PARC, now the Palo Alto Research Center. She left PARC in 2003 to take up a position in the computer science department at King's College London, and moved from King's to Oxford's Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics in 2004. Her main interests are in syntax, semantics, and the interface between them.
Professor Shalom Lappin
Computational learning theory and machine learning applied to grammar induction and natural language processing, computational and formal semantics, and computational modeling of cognitive processes
Professor Nick Evans
An anthropologist linguist. In addition to primary work recording the endangered indigenous languages of Australia & New Guinea, he has written widely on their implications for linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, prehistory & other fields