|Biography||See my : Biography Page|
|Research Interests||My research centers mainly on syntax, the syntax-semantics interface, and the morphology-syntax interface. I work mainly within Lexical Functional Grammar, but am also interested in HPSG, Construction Grammar and Paradigm Function Morphology. I am particularly interested in Arabic and the Celtic languages (mainly Welsh), and have also done quite a lot of collaborative work with Rachel Nordlinger (Melbourne) on various topics in the syntax and morphology of Australian Aboriginal Languages. Most of my recent work has been on Arabic and/or Maltese. I have recently worked on the expression of tense, aspect and mood on nominals; on agreement in NP coordination; on implementing a Welsh grammar; on apposition and incorporation in Australian Aboriginal Languages; on negation and on the adjectival construct (in Welsh and Arabic). Previously, I have worked on argument structure and the syntax-lexical semantics interface, and in various areas of Computational Linguistics, including Machine Translation.|
From competing theories to fieldwork: the challenges of
an extreme agreement system..
2007-2009: "Numerally Quantified NPs in Welsh: Syntax and Semantics". Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.
2004-2007: "Verb-initial grammars: a multilingual/parallel perspective" (with Mary Dalrymple, University of Essex). ESRC, UK.
2004-2006: "Noun phrase agreement and coordination" (with Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford). Arts and Humanities Research Board, UK.
|Publications||Papers and publications|
Information about My teaching 2014-2015
Information about Posssible MA Dissertation Topics
Information for PhD Students
Information about Current and Past PhD Students
Lexical Functional Grammar Research Group - usually meets
weekly in termtime
Language and Computation Workshop meets weekly throughout the year.
Advanced Core Training in Linguistics meets on Fridays in London (for PhD students)
Essex Arabic Research Gateway
The Essex Corpus Linguistics Collective
Conventions for interlinear glosses: the Leipzig Glossing Rules
The Linguist List (http://www.linguistlist.org) provides a wealth of on-line information on language and linguistics.
The Stanford Linguistics Meta-Index (http://www-nlp.stanford.edu/links/linguistics.html)
Ethnologue (http://www.ethnologue.com) is a reference work containing information about the languages of the world.
Glottopedia (http://www.glottopedia.org) is an on-line encyclopedia of linguistics, continuously being updated.