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Kempson Ruth

Né le 26.6.1944

Degrees/Honours
1965 BA Combined Honours Music/English. II.2 Birmingham University
1969 MA Modern English Language (with distinction). London University.
1973 PhD Linguistics. London : Presupposition and Delimitation of Semantics
1989 Fellow British Academy.
1999 Member Academia Europaea.

Career
1969-1970 Research Assistant : Survey of English Usage, University College London.
1971-1985 Lecturer SOAS.
1982-1983 Visiting Professor. University of Massachusetts Amherst
1985-1987 Reader General Linguistics. London.
1987-1999 Professor General Linguistics. SOAS.
1992-6 Head Linguistics Department, SOAS..
1998-2009. Professor General Linguistics. London. At KCL (Philosophy)
1999-2004 Leverhulme Research Professor
May 2009– Visiting Research Professor. QMUL.
September 2009-December 2010 Kings College London (pt-time) on
September 2009– Emeritus Professor Kings College London

Funded Research Projects
(1) 1980-83 SSRC ’Problems of Ambiguity’ plus (2) 1983-4.
(3) 1988-89.ESRC.Grammar as an Input System. £14,500
(4) 1990-92.ESRC Logical Foundations of Relevance Reasoning (Gabbay, Cunningham). £75,780.
(5) 1995-7. EPSRC A Labelled Deductive System for Natural Language Understanding (Gabbay) £193,026.96
(6) 1997 Leverhulme. Language as communication : a dynamic perspective. £3174.
(7) 1999-2004. Leverhulme Research Professorship approx £250,000
(8) 2003-2004 ESRC 00-22-0355 Dialogue Dynamics I : A Pilot Study. £41,496
(9) 01/10/03-31/12/06. AHRC Joint project with L. Marten, SOAS
RGAN8675/APN 16312 A dynamic typology of pronouns and clitics in Romance and Bantu £267,212
(10) 01/07/07-30/06/08 F07/0540U (principal applicant) Dialogue Matters :
Securing Foundations for Dialogue Technology Development £150,000.
(11) 01/01/07-31/12/10 ESRC:RES-062-23-0962 Dynamics of Conversational Dialogue £698,951.00

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