Alan Prince

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1946 –

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Who is Alan Prince?

Alan Sanford Prince is a professor of linguistics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Prince, along with Paul Smolensky, developed Optimality Theory, which was originally applied to phonology, but has been extended to other areas of linguistics such as syntax and semantics. He went to high school in Fairfax, Virginia, got his BA with "great distinction" from McGill University, and received his Ph.D. from MIT. Before coming to Rutgers, Prince was a professor of linguistics at Brandeis University and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 2010 Prince was named the Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Linguistics.

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Born
Jun 20, 1946
Also known as
  • Alan S. Prince
  • Alan Sanford Prince
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Linguistics
    ( - 1975)
Lived in
  • New Jersey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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