Prof. dr. J. A.W. (Hans) Kamp
Honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. Harry Bunt - 1987 –Faculteit der Letteren
Hans Kamp (Den Burg, 1940) is a Dutch philosopher and linguist. In 1981, he introduced Discourse Representation Theory, a theory within the formal semantics of natural language. Kamp studied mathematics and physics in Leiden, and then studied Philosophy of Science in Amsterdam from 1961 to 1965.
Kamp then joined the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to pursue a PhD under the supervision of Richard Montague. In 1968, he completed his thesis, entitled Tense Logic and the Theory of Linear Order.
Between 1968 and 1988, he was a scientific associate at several universities, including Cornell and London University (University College and Bedford College). In 1988, he became Professor of Formal Logic and Philosophy of Language at the University of Stuttgart, where he has worked ever since.
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