Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5949
portnerp@georgetown.edu

Paul H. Portner

I was born in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1966, and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.  I studied philosophy and linguistics at Princeton University, and then received my Ph.D. in linguistics in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. My dissertation entitled Situation Theory and the Semantics of Propositional Expressions was directed by Barbara Partee.

After working for a year in a now-defunct NLP project at MCC in Austin, Texas, I came to Georgetown. I am married to Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou. We live in Arlington, VA and have two children, Noah Weihan and Benjamin Weiming.  The picture is from quite a few years ago.