Gerald Gazdar

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Gerald Gazdar
Born Gerald James Michael Gazdar
(1950-02-24) 24 February 1950 (age 66)[1]
Institutions University of Sussex
Alma mater
Thesis Formal pragmatics for natural language implicature, presupposition and logical form (1976)
Doctoral students Ann Copestake[2]
Known for Generalized phrase structure grammars
Website
www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/982

Gerald James Michael Gazdar (born 24 February 1950) is a linguist and computer scientist.

Education[edit]

He was educated at Heath Mount School, Bradfield College, the University of East Anglia (BA, 1970) and the University of Reading (MA, PhD).[3]

Career and research[edit]

Gazdar was appointed a lecturer at the University of Sussex in 1975, and became Professor of Computational Linguistics there in 1985. He retired in 2002.[citation needed]

Gazdar defined Linear Indexed Grammars and pioneered, along with his colleagues Ewan Klein, Geoffrey Pullum and Ivan Sag, the framework of Generalized Phrase Structure Grammars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GAZDAR, Prof. Gerald James Michael. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Copestake, Ann Alicia (1992). The representation of lexical semantic information (PDF) (DPhil thesis). University of Sussex. OCLC 39162903. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-29. 
  3. ^ Gazdar, Gerald James Michael (1976). Formal pragmatics for natural language implicature, presupposition and logical form. (PhD thesis). University of Reading.