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portrait Caroline Heycock

Professor of Syntax

Dugald Stewart Building
3 Charles Street

Tel: +44 131 651 1999/650 3961
Fax: +44 131 650 6883

Language at Edinburgh

Research interests
My work is in the area of theoretical syntax, with particular reference to English and the other Germanic languages, and to Japanese. The topics that I am interested in tend to be at the borderline of syntax and semantics. Recent and current research topics include reconstruction phenomena, equatives and other copular constructions, particularly pseudoclefts, the syntax and semantics of (especially) nominal conjunction, and syntactic attrition in the native language of advanced learners of a second language. Together with Antonella Sorace and Zakaris Svabo Hansen, I have been working on a 3-year project investigating variation and change in the syntax of Faroese.

Some publications

Research-related roles

Teaching 2012-2013

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