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educator , linguist

Edward L. Keenan, American, Dutch linguist, educator. Achievements include discovery of accessiblity hierarchy in syntactic typology; discovery of conservativity constraint on natural language quantification. Grantee, National Science Foundation, 2000-2001, Binational Science Foundation, 2000, 2002.

Background

Keenan, Edward L. was born on December 10, 1937 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy and Religion, Swarthmore College, 1959. Diploma in literature, University Paris, Sorbonne, 1961. Certified in French literature, University Paris, Sorbonne, 1962.

Master of Arts in Linguistics, George Washington University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University Pennsylvania, 1969.

Career

Senior fellow King's College, Cambridge, England, 1970—1974. Visiting professor University Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1977, University Tel Aviv, 1978—1979. Fellow Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1984—1985.

Fulbright scholar University Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1995. Professor linguistics University of California at Los Angeles, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of accessiblity hierarchy in syntactic typology. Discovery of conservativity constraint on natural language quantification.

Works

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Civil Liberties Union, Linguistic Society of America, American Mathematics Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Poetry.

Connections

Married Carol Archie. 1 child David.

spouse:
Carol Archie

child:
David Keenan