Linguistics and English Language
University of Edinburgh
Dugald Stewart Building
Edinburgh EH8 9AD
Tel. +44 131 6503495
Fax +44 131 6503962
e-mail packema at ling dot ed dot ac dot uk
This academic year (2016-2017), I will be Course Organiser for LEL 2E: Structure and History of European Languages and for Morphology. I will also teach the syntax module in Linguistics and English Language 1. More information about these courses can be found 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.
If you want to make an appointment with me as your Personal Tutor, the easiest way to arrange a meeting time is by sending me an e-mail at the address mentioned above (rather than using the 'request a meeting' facility in Euclid). It will normally be possible to meet at 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 other Germanic languages, but not exclusively so. A complete list of publications can be found here. Some pre-publication versions of papers can be accessed via my 'Edinburgh Research Explorer' page, which is here.