|Current work in progress|
Models of lexical relatedness based on the notions of Generalized Paradigm Function Morphology - the principal source is the book Lexical Relatedness: A Paradigm-Based Approach, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679928.do#.UiR5DdJQGqI
The stem concept: I am exploring the notion of morphomic stem in inflection and derivation.
Lexical categories and lexical representations: the case of adjective-noun hybrids and the expression of possession and attributive modification (jointly with Irina Nikolaeva, SOAS)
The nature of periphrasis. (Jointly with Gergana Popova, Goldsmiths)
For information about recent and forthcoming publications as well as downloadable copies see my Academia.edu page
Alternatively, consult my publications page in the University of Essex Institutional Repository.
In 1998 I completed a three-year project funded by the ESRC (Project
Reference R000236115) with Marina Zaretskaya. We have built up a database of
Russian verbs, their argument structure properties and various aspects of their
lexical semantics, loosely based on the work of Jackendoff, Levin and Rappaport
Hovav, C. Smith, and especially the work of E. V. Paducheva and her
This is also available in hard copy as Essex Research Reports in Linguistics 25.
This work has also formed the basis of a three year INTAS funded project
(1997 – 2000), collaborating with
The research relates to a wider interest in the theory of argument structure. See: ‘Argument structure and morphology’ [With Louisa Sadler]
See the following papers:
· ‘Pri-prefixation in Russian’ [With Marina Zaretskaya]
Other work on Slavic
· ‘The Word and Paradigm approach to morphosyntax’, Transactions of the Philological Society, 2001.
· ‘Verbal clitics in Bulgarian - a Paradigm Function approach’. In Gerlach and Grijzenhout, 2000.
Click here for a grammatical sketch of Chukchee (based on Skorik's two volume grammar).
My main languages of interest outside Slavic are those of the Chukotkan group (Chukchee-Kamchadal), especially Chukchee. Papers which discuss material from this language group are:
Brief remarks relating to Archi (Dagestanian) can be found in: ‘Inflectional morphology and functional heads’
Last updated 2 September 2013