Ruth Margaret Kempson,
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(born 26 June 1944) is a British
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. She is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at
King's College, London
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In 1977, Kempson published ''Semantic Theory'', which discusses the concept of
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in linguistics. A proposition (P) is entailed by another (Q) if P is true when Q is true and Q is false when P is false, but Q is not strictly defined if P is true. She was awarded a
Fellow of the British Academy
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in 1989. She has made contributions to the theoretical framework of Dynamic syntax
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Academics of King's College London
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