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Professor Ian Roberts FBA

About this Fellow

Historical and comparative syntax of the Romance, Germanic and Celtic languages; grammatical analysis adopting and adapting the concepts and techniques of Chomskyan generative theory.



Current post

  • Professor of Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, 2000
  • Professor of English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, 1996 - 2000
  • Professor of Linguistics, University of Bangor, 1991 - 1996


Verbs and Diachronic Syntax 1993

Syntactic Change (with A. Roussou, University of Patras) 2003

Diachronic Syntax 2007

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The comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages; Italian and Romance dialectology; Latin; Italo-Greek; syntactic theory, linguistic change and language contact