Manfred Krifka#

Manfred Krifka
Membership Number:2348
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 Director of Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), since 2017: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
  • 2000 Professor of General Linguistics at Humboldt University
  • 2000 Full Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, as of September 2000.
  • 1993 - 2000 Associate Professor at Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1986 - 1988 Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Seminar für natürlich-sprachliche Systeme, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen
  • 1987 Dr. phil. "summa cum laude" in Theoretical Linguistics, Logics and Philosophy of Science, and Psycholinguistics. Dissertation on the semantics of nominal reference and aspectual classes,Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

Fields of Scholarship
  • Syntax
  • Pragmatics
  • Information structure
  • Bantu languages
  • Language Typology
  • Austronesian languages
  • Semantics

Honours and Awards
  • 2024 Wilhelm von Humboldt prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
  • 2023 Honorary membership at the Linguistic Society of America
  • 1995 - 1996 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford
  • 1997 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University
  • Member of Linguistic Society of America
  • Member of Association for Computational Linguistics
  • Member of European Association for Logic, Language and Information
  • Member of Association for Linguistic Typology

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