Jessica Zipf

Graduate Student

I’m a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In my PhD project, I develop a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tool for Italian. For that, I am implementing a Grammar of Italian, using the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), that integrates a Finite-State Lexicon. Currently, I am working on a conjugation trainer for Italian verb morphology using said Finite-State transducer to create a large verb database. This project is a joint effort with Mariana Shimabukuro under the supervision of Christopher Collins and part of a research visit here at Ontario Tech.
Apart from Grammar Engineering and CALL, I am also interested in theoretical issues of Italian. These include second and/or foreign language learning, question formation and the interaction between the structure of questions and their information structural content.


If you would like to contact me, please email me at


// Where the sidebar information is stored
| © Copyright vialab | Dr. Christopher Collins, Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization |