David Dowty

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David Roach Dowty is a linguist known primarily for his work in semantic and syntactic theory, and especially in Montague grammar and Categorial grammar. Professor Dowty is a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Ohio State University, and his research interests mainly lie in Semantic and Syntactic Theory, Lexical semantics and Thematic roles, Categorial grammar, and Semantics of Tense and Aspect.


  1. Dowty D.R (1991). Thematic Proto-Roles and Argument Selection. Language 67: 547-619
  2. (with Robert E. Wall and Stanley Peters) Introduction to Montague Semantics ISBN 90-277-1142-9
  3. Word Meaning and Montague Grammar (1979) ISBN 90-277-1009-0

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