Linguistics and English Language
University of Edinburgh
Dugald Stewart Building
Edinburgh EH8 9AD
Tel. +44 131 6503495
Fax +44 131 6503962
This academic year (2012-2013), I will be Course Organiser for LEL 2E: Structure and History of European Languages and Current Issues in Syntax, besides teaching some lectures in LEL 2D: Cross-linguistic Variation: Limits and Theories. You can find more information about these courses at their respective Learn pages and the course handbooks on the LEL departmental web pages (homepage at http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/), but if there is anything you would like to know that is not answered there just send me an e-mail at the address above.
I am also LEL's UG Dissertation Convener, so if you have a question about the 4th-year MA dissertation project, let me know.
If you want to make an appointment with me as your Personal Tutor it is best to arrange a time by sending me an e-mail (see e-mail address above), rather than using the 'request a meeting' facility in Euclid. It should normally be possible to meet at fairly short notice.
My work is in the area of theoretical syntax and morphology. I am especially interested in topics that concern the interaction between these two modules of grammar, such as agreement, incorporation, correlations between the inflectional make-up of a language and its syntactic behaviour (e.g. pro drop, verb movement), lexical integrity effects, and phrasal derivation. A lot of this work is focused on Dutch and the other Germanic languages, but not exclusively so. Here is a complete list of publications.