Peter Ackema

 

Linguistics and English Language

University of Edinburgh

Dugald Stewart Building

Edinburgh EH8 9AD

UK

 

Tel. +44 131 6503495

Fax +44 131 6503962

e-mail packema at ling dot ed dot ac dot uk

 

 

 

Teaching

 

This academic year (2015-2016), I will be Course Organiser for LEL 2E: Structure and History of European Languages and for Current Issues in Morphology. 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.

 

 

Personal Tutor

 

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.

 

 

Research

 

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.