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Professor Ruth Kempson FBA

About this Fellow

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor, King's College London

Past Appointments

  • Professor of General Lingusitics, King's College London University of London, 1970
  • Leverhulme Research Professor, King's College London, King's College London University of London, 1970
  • Lecturer, Reader then Professor of General Linguistics, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Lecturer, Reader then Professor of General Linguistics, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Professor of General Lingusitics, King's College London University of London, 1970
  • Leverhulme Research Professor, King's College London, King's College London University of London, 1970

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1993 - 1996

Publications

Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics 1975

1970

Semantic theory 1977

1970

Mental representations: the interface between the language and reality 1988

1970

Dynamic Syntax: The Flow of Natural Language Understanding 2001

1970

The Dynamics of Language 2005

1970

Semantics: An Introduction to Meaning in Language 2009

1970

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

Professor Ian Roberts

Historical and comparative syntax of the Romance, Germanic and Celtic languages; grammatical analysis adopting and adapting the concepts and techniques of Chomskyan generative theory.

Professor Graham Furniss

Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger

Professor Aditi Lahiri

Synchronic and diachronic morpho-phonology of Germanic and Indo-Aryan language families, and psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research on the phonological and morphological representations of the mental lexicon