Jessica Zipf

Graduate Student

I’m a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In my PhD project, I develop a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tool for Italian. For that, I am implementing a Grammar of Italian, using the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), that integrates a Finite-State Lexicon. Currently, I am working on a conjugation trainer for Italian verb morphology using said Finite-State transducer to create a large verb database. This project is a joint effort with Mariana Shimabukuro under the supervision of Christopher Collins and part of a research visit here at Ontario Tech.
Apart from Grammar Engineering and CALL, I am also interested in theoretical issues of Italian. These include second and/or foreign language learning, question formation and the interaction between the structure of questions and their information structural content.

Contact

If you would like to contact me, please email me at Jessica.Zipf@uni-konstanz.de.

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