D. Terence Langendoen

Curriculum Vitae


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Positions held

August 2008-present, Expert, Division of Information & Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation.

May 2006-August 2008, Linguistics Program Director, Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, National Science Foundation (on half-time detail to the Office of Cyberinfrastructure, October 2006-August 2008).

2005-present, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona.

1988-2005, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona (Head 1988-1997).

1969-1988, Professor, Ph.D. Programs in English and Linguistics, City University of New York Graduate Center (Executive Officer, Linguistics 1971-1978).

1969-1987, Professor, Department of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Associate Director, Linguistics Program, 1977-1982; Director, 1982-1987).

1968-1969, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University.

1964-1968, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University.

1963-1964, Lecturer in Linguistics, Kennedy School of Missions, Hartford Theological Seminary.

Visiting positions at City University of Hong Kong (spring 1998, fall 2008, spring 2011), IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (summer 1964, academic year 1986-1987), Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht (spring 1977, Fulbright Senior Lectureship), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (summer 1974), University of California at Santa Cruz (summer 1973), State University of New York at Buffalo (spring 1970, summer 1971), Rockefeller University (academic year 1968-1969) and University of Pennsylvania (fall 1967).


1964, Ph.D. in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1961, S.B. in Humanities and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Honors and awards

Victoria A. Fromkin Lifetime Service Award, Linguistic Society of America, 2010.

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, 2007.

Fellow, Linguistic Society of America, 2006.

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002.

Partner in Education, New York City Board of Education, 1982.

Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences, 1977.

Selected professional memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chair, Section Z: Linguistics & Language Science, 2000).

Association for Computational Linguistics.

Linguistic Society of America (Member, Executive Committee 1973-1975, Secretary-Treasurer 1984-1988; President 1998).

Selected grants and contracts

Planning Grant for a Professional Master's Degree Program in Human Language Technology at the University of Arizona. Ford Foundation, through the Council of Graduate Schools, 2004 (PI).

E-MELD: Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Language Data. National Science Foundation BCS - 0094934, 2001-2005 (co-PI with Anthony Aristar, Helen Aristar-Dry, Doug Whalen).

Editor, Linguistics Abstracts. Blackwell Publishing, 1997-2005 (contract).

Graduate Research Traineeship for Cognitive Science: Language and Cognition. National Science Foundation BCS - 9256886, 1993-1997 (co-PI with Merrill Garrett).

Text Encoding Initiative. National Endowment for the Humanities, 1989-1992 (subcontract to chair the Analysis and Interpretation Working Group).

Support for the 1987, 1989 and 1991 LSA Linguistic Institutes. Exxon Educational Foundation, 1987-1991 (PI).

Workshop on Syntax and Semantics: Logical Form and its Semantic Interpretation. National Science Foundation BCS - 8519578, 1986-1987 (co-PI with Robert May).

Equipment for the 1986 LSA Linguistic Institute. IBM Academic and Information Systems, 1986 (co-PI with John Moyne).

Workshops and Fellowship Support for the 1986 LSA Linguistic Institute. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1986 (PI).

Linguistics in the Undergraduate Curriculum. National Endowment for the Humanities EH-20558-85, 1985-1987 (PI).

Modelling the Recognition of Constituent Structures in Natural Languages. PSC-CUNY Research Award 664336, 1984-1985 (co-PI with Yedidyah Langsam).

Development of a Computer Laboratory in Linguistics. CUNY Chancellor's Grant Program for Curricular Diversity Award 12029, 1974-1976 (co-PI with John Moyne).

Psycholinguistic Investigations of Listening and Talking. CUNY Faculty Research Award 10723, 1974-1975 (co-PI with Virginia Valian).

The Interaction of Grammar and Perceptual Strategies. CUNY Faculty Research Award 1027, 1970-1971 (PI).

Other professional activities

Member of the Advisory Committee for the Open Language Archives Community, 2004-2006.

Member of the Advisory Board for the Linguist List, 2002-present.

Book review editor for the Linguist List, 2001-2006.

Member of the Executive Council for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching of the University of Arizona, 2000-2002.

Member of the Advisory Board for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics at the Center for Applied Linguistics, 1999-2003.

Editor of the Explaining Linguistics book series published by Blackwell, 1997-2005.

Member of the NEH Advisory Group on Computers in Advanced Scholarly Research in the Humanities, 1988.

Academic consultant for the Equinox Films project entitled The Human Language Series directed by Gene Searchinger, 1986-1995.

Director of the LSA Linguistic Institute held at CUNY Graduate Center, summer 1986.

Consulting editor for Linguistics Abstracts, 1985-1996; Editor, 1997-2005; Emeritus editor, 2006-present.

Member of the Board of Trustees (ex officio) for the Center for Applied Linguistics, 1984-1988.

Member of the Editorial Board for Computational Linguistics, 1983-1985.

Member of the Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Science at Columbia University, 1981-1988.

Member of the University Faculty Senate of the City University of New York, 1980-1983.

Member of the Associate Editorial Board for Language, 1977-1980.

Member of the Editorial Board for Discourse Processes, 1976-1993.

Member of the Board of Associate Editors for Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975-2000.

Co-editor of Language and Thought book series published by Harvard University Press, 1974-1988.

Member of the Board of Consulting Editors for Foundations of Language, 1974-1979.

Participant in the NSF Workshop on Linguistic Research, Washington DC, October 1974.

Consulting editor for linguistics for the T. Y. Crowell Company, 1972-1979.

Member of the Associate Editorial Board for Linguistic Inquiry, 1969-1972.

Member of External Evaluation Teams for the Departments of Linguistics at Boston University, Cornell University, Louisiana State University, Montclair State College, State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Georgia, University of Iowa, and University of Pennsylvania, various times between 1983 and 2005.

Member of Internal Evaluation Teams at the University of Arizona for the Department of English and Department of Philosophy, various times between 1989 and 1998.

Member of Review Panels for the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Science Foundation, various times 1988-2006.

Member of the Program Committees for various conferences and meetings including the Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Meeting, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, North-East Linguistic Society Annual Meeting, West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, and Western Conference on Linguistics, various times 1981-2009.

PhD dissertations directed

Martínez Fabian, Constantino (2006) Yaqui Coordination. University of Arizona.

Bruno, Ana Carla (2003) Waimiri Atroari Grammar: Some Phonological, Morphological, and Syntactic Aspects. University of Arizona (Jane Hill, co-director).

Farrar, Scott (2003) An Ontology for Linguistics on the Semantic Web. University of Arizona.

Ohno, Kazutoshi (2003) The Interpretation of Focalizers in Japanese and English. University of Arizona.

Lewis, William D. (2002) A Distributional and Theoretic Study of P2 Clitic Cluster Changes in South Slavic. University of Arizona.

Chen, Danny C.-C. (2000) A Quantificational Theory of Aspect for English and Chinese. University of Arizona.

Muadz, Husni (1991) Coordinate Structures: A Planar Representation. University of Arizona.

Sookgasem, Prapa (1990). Morphology, Syntax and Semantics of Auxiliaries in Thai. University of Arizona.

Levinson, Joan P. (1986) The History of Punctuation. CUNY Graduate Center.

Eisenstein, Miriam (1979) The Development of Dialect Discrimination and Steroeotyping in Adult Learners of English as a Second Language. CUNY Graduate Center.

Ritter, John (1978) The Status of Chomsky's Theory of Transformational-Generative Grammar. CUNY Graduate Center.

Nunberg, Geoffrey (1978) The Pragmatics of Reference. CUNY Graduate Center.

Malisdorf, Zafrira (1976) Complementation in Hebrew. CUNY Graduate Center.

Berkovits, Rochele (1976) Interaction of Bias, Context and Intonation in the Perception of Surface Structure Ambiguity. CUNY Graduate Center.

Ioup, Georgette (1975) The Treatment of Quantifier Scope in a Transformational Grammar. CUNY Graduate Center.

Kalish-Landon, Nancy (1974) Professional's Title as a Demand Characteristic. CUNY Graduate Center.

Dore, John (1972) The Development of Speech Acts. CUNY Graduate Center.

Selected publications

Note: For complete list of publications, with links, see Publications.

Cieri, Christopher, Khalid Choukri, D. Terence Langendoen, Nicoletta Calzolari, Johannes Leveling, Martha Palmer, Nancy Ide & James Pustejovsky (2010) A road map for interoperable language resource metadata. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), Valletta, Malta, ed. by Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Mike Rosner & Daniel Tapias, 2506-2509.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2010) Review of Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Modality, ed. by Lotte Hogeweg, Helen de Hoop & Andrej Malchukov. Linguist List 21.2754 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/21/21-2754.html)

Farrar, Scott & D. Terence Langendoen (2010) An OWL-DL implementation of GOLD: An ontology for the Semantic Web. Linguistic Modeling of Information and Markup Languages: Contributions to Language Technology, ed. by Andreas Witt & Dieter Metzing. Dordrecht: Springer.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2010) Just how big are natural languages? Recursion and Human Language, ed. by Harry van der Hulst, 139-146. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Bender, Emily & D. Terence Langendoen (2010) Computational linguistics in support of linguistic theory. Linguistic Issues in Language Technology 3(1).1-31.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2008) Coordinate grammar. Language 84.691-709.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Constantino Martínez Fabian (2006) Los paradigmas nominales de yaqui y la teoria de la estructura paradigmática. Memorias del VIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Tomo I, ed. by Zarina Estrada Fernández, 259-274. Hermosillo: Editorial Unison.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2006) Disjunctive numerals of estimation. Style 40.46-55.

Simons, Gary F., William D. Lewis, Scott Farrar, D. Terence Langendoen, Brian Fitzsimons & Hector Gonzalez (2004) The semantics of markup: Mapping legacy markup schemas to a common semantics. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2004), 25-32. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2003) Merge. Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: In Honor of Eloise Jelinek, ed. by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley & Mary Willie, 307-318. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Farrar, Scott & D. Terence Langendoen (2003) A linguistic ontology for the Semantic Web. GLOT International 7(3).97-100.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Joël Magloire (2003) The logic of reflexivity and reciprocity. Anaphora: A Guidebook, ed. by Andrew Barss, 237-263. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2002) Sequence structure. The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Language and Information into the 21st Century, vol. 2: Computability of Language and Computer Applications, ed. by Bruce Nevin & Stephen M. Johnson, 61-75. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2002) Linguistics in the 21st century: Review of The Handbook of Linguistics, ed. by Mark Aronoff & Janie Rees-Miller. Journal of Linguistics 38.627-643.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2002) Review of Where Mathematics Comes From by George Lakoff & Rafael Núñez. Language 78.170-172.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2001) Review of Is the Best Good Enough? Optimality and Competition in Syntax ed. by Pilar Barbosa et al. Language 77.842-844.

Langendoen, D. Terence (2001) Review of New Directions in the Study of Language and Mind by Noam Chomsky. Language 77.583-585.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1999) Review of How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker. Language 75.136-138.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1998) Limitations on embedding in coordinate structures. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 27.235-259.

Archangeli, Diana & D. Terence Langendoen, eds. (1997) Optimality Theory: An Overview. Oxford: Blackwell.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1997) Review of English for the Computer: The SUSANNE Corpus and Analytic Scheme, by Geoffrey Sampson. Language 73.600-603.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Gary F. Simons (1995) A rationale for the Text Encoding Initiative recommendations for feature-structure markup. Computers and the Humanities 29.191-205.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1995) Review of The Linguistics Wars, by Randy Harris. Language 71.583-588.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1995) Review of Grammatical Theory in the United States from Bloomfield to Chomsky, by Peter Matthews. Language 71.595-600.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Constantino Martínez Fabian (1994) Sobre las llamadas cláusulas relativas en yaqui. Memorias del III Encuentro de Lingüística en el Noroeste, ed. by Zarina Estrada Fernández, Max Figueroa Esteva & Gerardo López Cruz, 443-464. Hermosillo: Editorial Unison.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1994) Review of A Theory of Language and Information: A Mathematical Approach, by Zellig Harris. Language 70.585-588.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1993) Review of Natural Language and Universal Grammar, by John Lyons. Language 69.825-828.

Langendoen, D. Terence, Dana McDaniel & Yedidyah Langsam (1989) Preposition-phrase attachment in noun phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 18.533-548.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Yedidyah Langsam (1987) On the design of finite-state transducers for parsing phrase-structure languages. Mathematics of Language, ed. by Alexis Manaster-Ramer, 191-236. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Xu, Liejiong & D. Terence Langendoen (1985) Topic structures in Chinese. Language 61.1-27.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Paul M. Postal (1984) The Vastness of Natural Languages. Oxford: Blackwell.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1982) On a class of not ungrammatical constructions. Journal of Linguistics 18.107-112.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Edwin Battistella (1982) The interpretation of predicate reflexive and reciprocal expressions in English. Proceedings of NELS 12, ed. by James Pustejovsky and Peter Sells, 163-173. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Association of the University of Massachusetts.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1982) The grammatical analysis of texts. Text Processing: Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 51, ed. by Sture Allén, 161-205. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1981) The generative capacity of word-formation components. Linguistic Inquiry 12.320-322.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1981) Review of Presupposition, ed. by Chung-Kyu Oh and David Dinneen. Language 57.214-220.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1980) Review of On understanding grammar, by Talmy Givón. Contemporary Psychology 25.365-366.

Nuclear, D. Terence (1979) On revising and extending wh-movement. Lingua Pranca, ed. by Thomas Ernst and Evan Smith, 34-37. Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1979) More on locative-inversion and the structure-preserving hypothesis. Linguistic Analysis 5.421-437.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1979) Discussion of papers by Yakov Malkiel and E. M. Uhlenbeck. The European Background of American Linguistics, ed. by Henry M. Hoenigswald, 145-59. Dordrecht: Foris.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1978) The logic of reciprocity. Linguistic Inquiry 9.177-197.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1978) Review of Essays on Form and Interpretation, by Noam Chomsky. Journal of Philosophy 75.270-279.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1978) Review of Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory, by Noam Chomsky. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 7.155-158.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Geoffrey K. Pullum (1977) Presupposition stranding in English: A problem and a mystery. CLS Book of Squibs, ed. by S. Fox, et al., 64-65. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

Katz, Jerrold J. & D. Terence Langendoen (1976) Pragmatics and presupposition. Language 52.1-17.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1976) On the weak generative capacity of infinite grammars. CUNYForum 1.13-24.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1976) Some problems in the description of English accentuation. Studies in the Sound Pattern of English, ed. by Geoffrey K. Pullum & Didier Goyvaerts, 205-218. Ghent: Studia-Scientia.

Bever, Thomas G., Jerrold J. Katz & D. Terence Langendoen, eds. (1976) An Integrated Theory of Linguistic Ability. New York: T. Y. Crowell Company.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1976) A case of apparent ungrammaticality. An Integrated Theory of Linguistic Ability, 183-193.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1976) Review of Explaining Linguistic Phenomena, ed. by David Cohen. Language 52.690-696.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1975) Finite-state parsing of phrase-structure languages and the status of readjustment rules in grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 6.533-554.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1975) Acceptable conclusions from unacceptable ambiguity. Testing Linguistic Hypotheses, ed. by David Cohen and Jessica R. Wirth, 111-127. Washington: Hemisphere Press.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1975) Review of A Grammar of Contemporary English, by Randolph Quirk et al. Journal of Linguistics 11.277-280.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1975) Review of Linguistic Speculations, by Fred Householder. Language 51.977-980.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1974) Speak and talk: A vindication of syntactic deep structure. On Language, Culture and Religion (Festschrift for Eugene A. Nida), ed. by M. Black & William A. Smalley, 237-240. The Hague: Mouton.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Thomas G. Bever (1973) Can a not unhappy person be called a not sad one? A Festschrift for Morris Halle, ed. by Stephen R. Anderson & Paul Kiparsky, 392-409. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Langendoen, D. Terence, Nancy Kalish & John Dore (1973) Dative questions: A study of the relation of acceptability to grammaticality of an English sentence type. Cognition 2.451-478.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1973) Review of Phrase and Paraphrase, by Lila & Henry Gleitman. American Journal of Psychology 86.207-212.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1973) The problem of grammatical relations in surface structure. GURT 1973: Language and International Studies, ed. by Kurt Jankowsky, 27-37. Washington: Georgetown University Press.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1973) The problem of linguistic theory in relation to language behavior: A tribute and reply to Paul Goodman. Daedalus102(3).195-201.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1973) Review of From Deep to Surface Structure, by Marina K. Burt. Language 49.714-725.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Thomas G. Bever (1972) The interaction of speech perception and grammatical structure in the evolution of language. Linguistic Change and Generative Theory, ed. by Robert P. Stockwell and Ronald K. S. Macaulay, 32-95. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Fillmore, Charles J. & D. Terence Langendoen, eds. (1971) Studies in Linguistic Semantics. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Langendoen, D. Terence & Harris B. Savin (1971) The projection problem for presuppositions. Studies in Linguistic Semantics, 55-62.

Bever, Thomas G. & D. Terence Langendoen (1971) A dynamic model of the evolution of language. Linguistic Inquiry 2.433-463.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1971) Presupposition and assertion in the semantic analysis of nouns and verbs in English. Semantics: An Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics, and Psychology, ed. by Danny D. Steinberg and Leon A. Jakobovits, 341-344. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1970) The 'can't seem to' construction. Linguistic Inquiry 1.25-35.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1970) The accessibility of deep structure. Readings in English Transformational Grammar, ed. by Roderick A. Jacobs & Peter S. Rosenbaum, 99-104. Waltham, MA: Ginn & Company.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1970) Essentials of English Grammar. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1970) The use of expletive 'it' in construction with expressions of place and time. Actes du Dixième Congrès Internationale des Linguistes 2, 911-918. Bucharest: Éditions de l'Académie de la République Socialiste de Roumanie

Langendoen, D. Terence (1969) The Study of Syntax: The Generative-Transformational Approach to the Structure of American English. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1969) Review of In Memory of J. R. Firth, ed. by Charles E. Bazell et al. Foundations of Language 5.391-408.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1968) The London School of Linguistics: A Study of the Linguistic Contributions of B. Malinowski and J. R. Firth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Revision of MIT PhD dissertation, 1964]

Langendoen, D. Terence (1967) Mundari verb conjugation. Linguistics 32.39-57.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1967) The copula in Mundari. The Verb 'Be' and Its Synonyms 1, ed. by John W. M. Verhaar, pp. 75-100. Dordrecht: D. Reidel.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1966) Review of What Is Language? by Robert M. W. Dixon. Language 43.742-751.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1966) A restriction on Grassmann's Law in Greek. Language 42.7-9.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1966) The syntax of the English expletive 'it'. Monograph Series on Language and Linguistics 19, ed. by Francis P. Dinneen, 207-216. Washington: Georgetown University Press.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1966) A note on the linguistic theory of M. Terentius Varro. Foundations of Language 2.33-36.

Langendoen, D. Terence (1964) Review of Studies in Linguistic Analysis, ed. by J. R. Firth. Language 40.305-321.

Some non-professional activities

Member of the bass/baritone section of Choralis, Falls Church VA, 2007-present (Board Treasurer 2009-present).

Member of the Board of Directors of the Tucson Chamber Artists, 2006-present

Member of the bass/baritone section of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, 2003-2006.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Miramonte Neighborhood Association, Tucson AZ, 2001-2006 (Vice-President 2002-2003; Secretary 2003-2006).

Member of the bass/baritone section of the Tucson MasterSingers, 1999-2006.

Previously, I was a member of various singing and performance groups including the Tremont Temple Baptist Church choir (Boston, MA), Columbus (OH) Symphony Chorus, Brooklyn (NY) Philharmonia Chorus, St. Cecilia Chorus (New York, NY), Metropolitan Singers (New York, NY), Savory Singers (New York, NY), and University of Arizona Community Chorus (Tucson, AZ).