CSUB Hosts Lecture in Language and Linguistics Series Guest Speaker Dr. Kristin Greer

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) will host its quarterly Lectures in Language and Linguistics (L3) Series and feature California-based Dr. Kristen Greer as guest speaker. The event “How many is many?: Quantities in semantic theory” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2014 in the Science III Building, Room 108.

Dr. Kristen Greer is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). She taught at UC Davis in the Department of Linguistics for seven years before joining UCLA’s team. 

Greer speaks Spanish as a near native, demonstrates basic proficiency in French, and reading and research proficiency in Portuguese. She is familiar with the computer languages LaTeX, PROLOG, and HTML. Her research interests include semantics, syntax, pragmatics, philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics, and Hispanic linguistics. Greer’s works include “Extensionality in natural language quantification: The case of many and few” and her forthcoming “The ‘whole’ story of partitive quantification.” She has made linguistics presentations at the University of California, Santa Cruz; University of California, Berkeley; UC Davis; and UCLA.

Recently, Greer won the 2015 Allen G. Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award. This $500 annual prize was awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies from UC Davis for her superior dissertation work entitled “A General Theory of Quantification.” She is a nominee for the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest award consisting of honorarium of $2,000 and a certificate of citation.

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