History of English, especially syntax, including current change; modelling syntactic change; word classes and word class boundaries, gradience in syntax; corpus construction and problems of tagging
About this Fellow
Phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, metrics, and the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. The relation between word structure and sentence structure, and the principles governing language change.
- Robert M and Anne T Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages
Phonology and phonetics, and the relation between them ("laboratory phonology"); intonation and prosody, including focus, emotion, pitch perception, tone languages, and links between language and music
Empirical foundations of syntax; corpus and experimental studies of variation in English grammar; cognitive architectures of grammar; the dynamics of probabilistic grammar; linguistic typology; Bantu morphosyntax; lexical-functional grammar