Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics /
Concentration Director in Computational Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
Poulton Hall, Room 243
1421 37th St. NW
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: +1 202-687-6760
E-Mail: amir(dot)zeldes at georgetown(dot)edu
Office hours: Wed 3:30-4:30
I am a computational linguist specializing in corpus linguistics, the extraction and analysis of linguistic structures in digital text collections. My main area of interest is the syntax-semantics interface, where meaning and knowledge about the world are mapped onto lexical choice and syntactic structure in language-specific ways.
I am also very interested in how we learn to be productive in our first, second and subsequent languages, producing some (but not only, and not just any) utterances and combinations we have never heard before. I believe that very many factors constantly and concurrently influence the choice between competing constructions, which means that we need multifactorial methods and multilayer corpus data in order to understand what it is that we do when we produce and understand language.
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