Gábor Alberti, born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1963. Ph.D. from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Associate Professor of Linguistics at Janus Pannonius University, Pécs
Magyar Fellow (1 September 1998 – 31 January 1999)
During my stay at NIAS I wrote five related articles on different (morphosyntactic as well as pragmaticosemantic) aspects of discourse representation. I finished a two-volume course book on the mathematical apparatus used in modern linguistics, and I submitted a ‘habilitáció’ (the Hungarian version of German Habilitation) based on the articles written at NIAS. I dealt with two stubborn problems with the Kamp-Heim Discourse Representation Theory.
One concerns the absence of a (morpho-) syntax compositionally adequate to discourse representation structures. The second problem in Kamp-Heim’s DRT lies in the oversimplified model of the ‘hearer’s information state’ (HIS).