Prof. Miriam Butt
- German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
- AcademiaNet member since 04.09.2012
- AcademiaNet- Selection Criteria
Area of specialisation
South Asian linguistics, General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics
I work primarily on the South Asian language Urdu (syntax, morphology, semantics, some phonology) by taking both synchronic and historical aspects into account. Occasionally, I branch out to other South Asian languages or work on German.
I am also interested in issues of grammar architecture and investigate interface issues (syntax-semantics, morphology-syntax/semantics, prosody-syntax) from both a theoretical and a computational perspective.
Computationally, I am involved with ParGram, an international effort to develop parallel computational grammars using the same theoretical background and computational tools.
Recently, I have also become involved in experimenting with visualizing linguistic patterns via methods developed in the field of Visual Analytics.
Distinctions and Awards
University Fellowship, Stanford University, 1988 – 1992
Horton-Hallowell Fellowship, Wellesley College, 1988
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Wellesley College, 1987
English, French, German, Latin, Urdu
1993: PhD: The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu ("Die Struktur mehrteiliger Prädikate im Urdu")