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Professor Stephen Pulman FBA

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About this Fellow

Semantics Computational Linguistics



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Computational Linguistics, Oxford University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer/Reader in Computational Linguistics, University of Cambridge, 1984 - 2000
  • Professor of General Linguistics, University of Oxford, 2000 - 1970
  • Professor of Computational Linguistics, Oxford University, University of Oxford, 2006 - 1970


Word meaning and belief 1983


Higher order unification and the interpretation of focus Linguistics and Philosophy 1997


Bidirectional contextual resolution Computational Linguistics 2000


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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

Professor Mary Dalrymple

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Professor Nick Chater

The cognitive and social foundations of rationality & language; general principles of cognition; philosophical, economic & policy implications of cognitive science.

Professor Bencie Woll

Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.