Shalom Lappin#

Shalom Lappin
Email:shalom.lappin 'at'
Membership Number:3726
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015- Professor of Computational Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability, University of Gothenburg
  • 2005- present: Professor of Computational Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London
  • 2000-05: Professor, Department of Computer Science, King’s College London
  • 1999-2000: Professor, Department of Philosophy, King’s College, University of London
  • 1993- 99: Professor (from 1995), Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • 1990-93: Research Staff Member, Natural Language Group, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY
  • 1990-93: Adjunct Professor, Linguistics Program, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • 1989-90: Visiting Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY
  • 1988-90: Associate Professor (tenured from October, 1988), Department of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University
  • 1984-88: Associate Professor (tenured from January, 1986), Department of English, University of Haifa
  • 1981-84: Associate Professor, Chair of Department, (tenured from July, 1982), Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

Fields of Scholarship
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Computational linguistics
  • Probabilistic modelling of linguistic knowledge
  • Computational learning theory applied to grammar induction
  • Philosophy of language

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 - 2015 ESRC Professorial Fellowship funding the project The Probabilistic Representation of Linguistic Knowledge
  • 2011 - 2014 Elected Chair of the Linguistics and Philology Section (H4) of the British Academy
  • 2010 Elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)

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