Don Ringe

LSA 202: Computational methods in linguistic reconstruction

Don Ringe earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics at Yale in 1984; since 1985 he has taught in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently department chair. He works in historical and comparative linguistics, including principles of language change, Indo-European linguistics, the mathematical basis of language comparison, and computational cladistics; since 1994 he has pursued work in the last area in collaboration with Tandy Warnow (University of Texas) and other colleagues in computer science. He is the author or co-author of about 50 articles and has published three books, most recently From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (Oxford, 2006).

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