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Angelika Kratzer

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Occupation  Linguist Professor

Name  Angelika Kratzer
Angelika Kratzer httpswwwradcliffeharvardedusitesradcliffe
Nationality  German, resident of the United States since 1985
Notable work  Semantics in Generative Grammar (with Irene Heim) "What 'must' and 'can' must and can mean"
Books  Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives
Education  University of Konstanz, PhD

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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.

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