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Edward L. Keenan, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Keenan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in academia

Dr. Edward L. Keenan is most renowned for his discovery of the accessibility hierarchy in syntactic typology and the conservativity constraint on natural language quantification.

    LOS ANGELES, CA, February 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Edward L. Keenan, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Keenan celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Keenan most recently served as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1974 to 2012. In addition to his primary role, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar in 1995, a fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands from 1984 to 1985, and a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel from 1978 to 1979 and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 1977. Earlier in his career, Dr. Keenan was a senior fellow at King's College in Cambridge, England, from 1970 to 1974.

Dr. Keenan began his career as a student at Swarthmore College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and religion in 1959. He then joined Paris-Sorbonne University, receiving a Diploma in literature in 1961 and a certificate in French literature in 1962. He continued his studies with George Washington University, completing a Master of Arts in linguistics in 1966. Dr. Keenan concluded his education with the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics in 1969.

A respected voice in his industry, Dr. Keenan has been an active leader in his community. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Linguistic Society of America, and the American Mathematical Society. A contributor of articles to professional journals, he has written and edited several books in his areas of expertise. Among his notable achievements, he is most renowned for his discovery of the accessibility hierarchy in syntactic typology and the conservativity constraint on natural language quantification.

Throughout his career, Dr. Keenan has been recognized for his contributions, including having been a two-time grantee of the Binational Science Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in American Education.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Keenan has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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