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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

Semantic theory 1977

Mental representations: the interface between the language and reality 1988

Dynamic Syntax: The Flow of Natural Language Understanding 2001

The Dynamics of Language 2005

Semantics: An Introduction to Meaning in Language 2009

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Professor Bill Hardcastle

Theoretical and clinical phonetics and phonology, particularly experimental studies of speech production processes in typical and disordered speech