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Richard Larson

richard larsonPresident, University Senate and Professor of Linguistics

Richard Larson is Professor of Linguistics. He held previous appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and MIT and has been at Stony Brook University since 1989. He is also a guest professor at Beijing Language and Culture University.  

Larson's research has spanned a wide range of topics in natural language syntax and semantics. Languages of investigation include Warlpiri, Japanese, Turkish, Haitian, Russian, Mandarin, Iranian Persian, Gilaki,  Zazaki and Tati. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to linguistics research, Larson has worked in undergraduate science education in connection with the NSF-sponsored  Grammar as Science Project.  He is also Chair of the Linguistic Society of America's  AP Linguistics Committee,  which is working in partnership with the  College Board  and with students, teachers and faculty across the nation to create an AP Linguistics course and examination.




Department of Linguistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376