Professor|| Angelika Kratzer|
| German, resident of the United States since 1985|
Semantics in Generative Grammar (with Irene Heim)
"What 'must' and 'can' must and can mean"
Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives
University of Konstanz, PhD
Angelika Kratzer Wikipedia
Angelika Kratzer is a preeminent semanticist whose expertise includes modals, conditionals, situation semantics, and a range of topics relating to the syntax–semantics interface. She was born in Germany, and received her PhD from the University of Konstanz in 1979. Kratzer is a professor of linguistics in the department of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among her most influential ideas are: a unified analysis of modality of different flavors (building on the work of Jaakko Hintikka); a modal analysis of conditionals; and the hypothesis ("the little v hypothesis") that the agent argument of a transitive verb is introduced syntactically whereas the theme argument is selected for lexically.
She co-wrote with Irene Heim the semantics textbook Semantics in Generative Grammar, and is co-editor of the journal Natural Language Semantics. She has written five books and at least 32 articles, and as of July 2015 has amassed 15,657 citations on Google Scholar.