Annie Zaenen

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Annie Else Zaenen is a consulting professor at Stanford University in linguistics and the main editor of the online journal Linguistic Issues in Language Technology.[1][2][3]


Zaenen obtained her Ph.D. at Harvard University with her doctoral thesis Extraction Rules in Icelandic in 1980.[4] After a post doc at M.I.T. she taught syntax at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Cornell University before joining PARC and Stanford.[3] During the 90s, she was the manager of the Natural Language group of the Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France. Zaenen retired from PARC in 2011. She has worked on both the syntax of Germanic languages and on the development of Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), with excursions into lexical semantics.[1][3] Her contributions to the theory of Lexical Functional Grammar are in the development of notions such as long-distance dependencies, functional uncertainty and the difference between subsumption and equality.[1] She has had 27 scientific publications between 1996 and 2008,.[5] Zaenen is also known for her sharp commentary on research trends in Computational Linguistics.[6] Currently she is a member of a research group on Language and Natural Reasoning at CSLI working on the linguistic encoding of temporal and spatial information, local textual inferences and natural logic.[1][3] In 2013 Zaenen was honored by a festschrift edited by Tracy Holloway King and Valeria de Paiva.[7]

Partial bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "History of Speech and Language Technology". Saras Institute. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Publications by Annie Zaenen". 
  3. ^ a b c d "Stanford Linguistics faculty". Stanford. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  4. ^ Zaenen, Annie Else (1980). Extraction Rules in Icelandic. Harvard University. ISBN 978-0-8240-5443-4. 
  5. ^ "Annie Zaenen, Publication List Details". Scientific Commons. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Mark-up Barking Up the Wrong Tree". 
  7. ^ King, Tracy Holloway and Valeria de Paivs (eds.) From Quirky Case to Representing Space: Papers in Honor of Annie Zaenen. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA.2013. pp. 232. ISBN 978-1-57586-663-5.
  8. ^ Kimball, John P.; Philip J. Tedeschi, Annie Zaenen (1981). Tense and Aspect. Academic Press. p. 301. ISBN 978-0-12-613514-5. 
  9. ^ Joan Maling; Annie Zaenen (1990). Modern Icelandic syntax. Joan Maling, Stephen R. Anderson, Annie Zaenen. Academic Press. p. 443. ISBN 978-0-12-613524-4. 
  10. ^ Lori Levin; Malka Rappaport; Malka Rappaport Hovav; Annie Else Zaenen; Indiana University Linguistics Club (1983). Papers in lexical-functional grammar. Indiana University Linguistics Club. p. 191. 
  11. ^ Annie Else Zaenen; Harvard University; Indiana University Linguistics Club (1982). Subjects and other subjects: proceedings of the Harvard Conference on the Representation of Grammatical Relations, December, 1981. Indiana University Linguistics Club. p. 153. 
  12. ^ Zaenen, Annie Else (1985). Extraction rules in Icelandic (illustrated ed.). Garland Pub. p. 393. ISBN 978-0-8240-5443-4. 
  13. ^ Zaenen, Annie (2007). Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes by Joan W. Bresnan (illustrated ed.). Center for the Study of Language and Inf. p. 554. ISBN 978-1-57586-560-7. 

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