Scott Grimm

Scott Grimm


  • Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics
  • Director of Quantitative Semantics Lab
  • On leave for the 23-24 academic year

PhD, Stanford University, 2012

512 Lattimore Hall

Office Hours: TBA


Curriculum Vitae


Professor Scott Grimm joined the Department of Linguistics in January 2014. He graduated with his PhD from Stanford University in 2012. His dissertation, Number and Individuation, was advised by Beth Levin (Chair), Chris Potts, Paul Kiparsky and Donka Farkas. Prior to coming to Rochester, he was a postdoctoral researcher under Louise McNally at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, working on the project Natural language ontology and the semantic representation of abstract objects. Scott also holds an MS in Logic (2005) from the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • LING 225 / 425:  Introduction to Semantic Analysis
  • LING 228 / 428:  Lexical Semantics
  • LING 250 / 450:  Data Science for Linguistics
  • LING 266 / 466 :  Intro to Pragmatics
  • LING 268 / 468:  Computational Semantics
  • LING 501:  Linguistics Graduate Proseminar

Selected Publications

  • Mark Ali and Scott Grimm. In press. Dagaare-English Dictionary. African Language Grammar and Dictionary Series. Language Science Press, Berlin.
  • Scott Grimm and Mojmír Dočekal. In press. “Counting Aggregates, Groups and Kinds: Countability from the Perspective of a Morphologically Complex Language”. In H. Filip (ed.) Counting and Measuring Across Languages. Cambridge University Press.
  • Chigusa Kurumada and Scott Grimm. 2019. “Meaning Predictability in Grammatical Encoding: Optional Plural Marking”. Cognition 191: 103953.
  • Rebecca Everson, Wolf Honoré and Scott Grimm. 2019. “An Online Platform for Community-Based Language Description and Documentation”. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Scott Grimm. 2018. “Grammatical Number and the Scale of Individuation”. Language 94: 527-574.