(p. vii ) Notes on Contributors
Edith Aldridge is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on syntactic variation and change. On the variation side, she concentrates on comparative Austronesian syntax, particularly in the areas of ergativity and verb-initial word order. Her diachronic research is concerned mainly with Chinese and Japanese. She has published work in Chinese historical syntax on word order alternations, DP structure, and reflexive pronouns. Her work on Japanese focuses particularly on the premodern writing system hentai kambun.
Montserrat Batllori is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Grammar (diachrony) at the Universitat de Girona. She received her PhD in Spanish philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1996. She has published articles on Old Spanish and Old Catalan syntax, Old Spanish derivational morphology, and sound change (phonetics and phonology). She is a member of the research team Diachronic Linguistics and Comparative Grammar (www.udg.edu/lidia) of the Universitat de Girona.
Uffe Bergeton received his PhD in linguistics from the University of Southern California in 2004. His dissertation The Independence of Binding and Intensification served as inspiration for the analysis of English reflexives in this volume. He is currently finishing another PhD in early Chinese history in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.
Brady Clark received his PhD from Stanford University in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University and a fellow at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Northwestern University and a faculty member at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. Clark has conducted research on a variety of topics including intonational meaning and historical syntax. His current research focuses on the biological evolution of language and the meaning of pronouns.
Paola Crisma studied in Venice, Padua, Geneva, and at UCLA and was a visiting scholar at MIT and UCLA. She is now an Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Trieste. Her research interests and publications focus on the comparative grammar of English and Italian, language acquisition, and the syntactic and phonological history of the English language. With Giuseppe Longobardi she edited the volume Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory.
(p. viii ) Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova is currently a professor at the Department of Modern Languages, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her research interests fall into the following main categories: language and cognition, semantic representation, lexical semantics, the semantics/syntax interface, formal syntax, diachronic grammar, corpora and resources, and electronic resources for minority languages. She has published numerous research papers in volumes for John Benjamins, Mouton de Gruyter, and in peer-reviewed journals. Her thesis entitled ‘Verb semantics, diathesis and aspect’ addresses the intricate interface between verb argument structure, alternating verb realization patterns in the syntax, and aspectual categories.
Andrew Garrett (PhD Harvard 1990) is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as Director of the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. In historical linguistics he has published on general topics in sound change and morphological change as well as the dialectology, diversification, and prehistory of Yurok (an Algic language of California) and Western Numic (Uto-Aztecan), the dialectology and diachronic syntax of English, and the syntax and morphology of Anatolian, Greek, and Latin.
Cristina Guardiano is Assistant Professor (‘ricercatore confermato’) in Linguistics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). She graduated at the University of Pisa in 1999 (studies in classical languages, with special reference to Indo-european dialects and historical-comparative linguistics), and got her doctoral degree in Linguistics at the University of Pisa in 2003, with a dissertation on ‘Structure and history of the nominal phrase in Ancient Greek: Parametric hypotheses’. Her research interests focus on historical and comparative syntax, recent developments of parameter theories, historical biolinguistics, and the syntax of the nominal domain.
Eric Haeberli is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Geneva. His main research interests are in the areas of diachronic syntax (in particular the history of English syntax), comparative Germanic syntax, and syntactic theory. His publications include Features, Categories and the Syntax of A-Positions: CrossLinguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages (Kluwer, 2002) and articles on the syntax of Old of Middle English. His current research focuses on inversion in Old English and the decline of verb movement in Middle and Early Modern English.
Jason D. Haugen received his PhD in the Joint Program in Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona in 2004. His research interests include morphological and syntactic theory; Hiaki (Yaqui) grammar, and the historical and comparative linguistics of the Uto-Aztecan language family more generally; and language endangerment and revitalization. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Oberlin College.
(p. ix ) Dianne Jonas (PhD Harvard University 1997) is currently replacement Professor of English Linguistics at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Her main research interests are comparative Scandinavian syntax, Icelandic and Faroese in particular, syntactic variation and change, and dialect syntax (Shetland Dialect and Norfuk English).
Ans van Kemenade is Professor of English Linguistics at Radboud University, Nijmegen, where she also directs the Centre for Language Studies. Her main research interests are historical syntax and syntactic variation and change, with emphasis in recent work on the interaction between syntax and information structure. She has published Syntatic Case and Morphological Case in the History of English (Mouton 1987) and has co-authored The Syntax of Early English (CUP 2011) and Morphosyntactic Change: a Comparative Study of Particles and Prefixes (CUP 2011). She has edited special issues of Lingua (1993), Linguistics, the Year book of Morphology (2003), and three volumes: Parameters of Morphosyntactic Change (CUP 1997), the Handbook of the History of English (Blackwell 2006), and Historical Linguistics 2009 (John Benjamins 2011). She has published numerous articles, mainly on syntactic change in the history of English.
Paul Kiparsky, a native of Finland, received his PhD from MIT in 1965 and taught there until he joined Stanford’s Linguistics department in 1984. He has written on phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, metrics, and the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. His interest in the structure of words and the lexicon is reflected in his writings on Lexical Phonology and Stratal OT, on the relation between morphology, syntax, and thematic roles, and on the principles governing analogical change and grammaticalization.
Ana Maria Martins is Associate Professor at the Universidade de Lisboa. She has published on different topics of Portuguese and Romance syntax: word order, clitics, negative polarity items, emphatic affirmation, metalinguistic negation, impersonal se, (inflected) infinitives, (hyper-)raising. Several of her papers are published in the linguistics series of Oxford University Press and John Benjamins. She coordinates the project Syntax-oriented Corpus of Portuguese Dialects (CORDIAL-SIN).
Tanja Milićev is a doctoral student at Radboud University, Nijmegen, and the University of Novi Sad, where she also teaches. She is the author of several articles on the syntax of Old English and of Serbian.
Roumyana Pancheva received her PhD in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on syntax and on the interface between syntax and semantics and employs cross-linguistic comparison from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. Current projects include: the grammar and processing of comparatives, tense and aspect, and the historical syntax of South Slavic.
(p. x ) Susan Pintzuk is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of York (UK). Her research interests include syntactic variation and change, particularly in the history of English and other Germanic languages; statistical models of language change; and corpus linguistics. She has participated in the construction of corpora in the English Parsed Corpora Series (the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose, with Ann Taylor, Anthony Warner, and Frank Beths; the YorkHelsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Poetry, with Leendert Plug; the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence, with Taylor and Warner, in collaboration with the Research Unit for Variation and Change in English, Helsinki) and the BrooklynGeneva-Amsterdam-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English, with Eric Haeberli, Ans van Kemenade, Willem Koopman, and Frank Beths. Her current research projects include the interaction of information structure and syntactic change in the history of English, and a new look at inversion in Old English.
Gertjan Postma is Senior Researcher in Diachronic Syntax at the Meertens Institute, a research institute in language variation of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences. He is Guest Lecturer in Diachronic Syntax at Leiden University and publishes in the field of quantitative aspects of language change as well as on language internal structural restrictions on language change. He is currently active in the building of Dutch historical corpora at the Meertens Institute.
Francesc Roca received his PhD in Spanish philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1997 and has been Professor of Spanish Grammar at the Universitat de Girona since 2000. His general research interests are in the fields of theoretical linguistics and comparative grammar, especially in the syntax and morphology of Spanish, Catalan, and other Romance languages. His publications include several studies on pronominal clitics, determiners, and nominal and clause structure. He is a member of the research teams Diachronic Linguistics and Comparative Grammar and Lexis and Grammar of the Universitat de Girona.
John D. Sundquist is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Purdue University. He completed his PhD in Germanic linguistics from Indiana University in 2002. His research focuses on morphosyntactic change in the history of the Germanic languages with particular emphasis on Mainland Scandinavian.
Valentin Vulchanov is currently a senior researcher at the Department of Modern Languages, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. His research interests fall into the following main categories: diachronic grammar, Old Slavic/Bulgarian language and Christian rhetoric, formal syntax, corpora and resources, and electronic resources for minority languages, language and cognition. He has published research papers in volumes for John Benjamins, Lincom, and in peer-reviewed journals. His thesis entitled ‘The Lives of SS Constantine-Cyril and (p. xi ) Methodius. Two Hagiographic Works in Honour of the Slavic Apostles’ addresses the rhetorical canon and language of the vitas.
John Whitman (PhD Harvard 1984) is Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University. He works on structural variation among languages, with a focus on the languages of East Asia: Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, in that order, in addition to a more recent interest in Burmese and Karen languages. Recent projects have been on the syntactic alignment of Old Japanese (with Yuko Yanagida), the structure of applicatives, and the the long-vexed question of the word order typology of Old Chinese and protoSino-Tibetan (with Redouane Djamouri and Waltraud Paul).
David Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Historical Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. His research deals with mechanisms of syntactic change as applied particularly to Celtic and Slavonic languages and with aspects of the synchronic grammar of these languages. He has published books on Syntactic Change in Welsh: a Study of the Loss of Verb-second (1998, OUP) and The Syntax of Welsh (2007, CUP) (with Bob Borsley and Maggie Tallerman), as well as various articles on syntactic change and theoretical syntax. He is also interested in the use of corpora in historical linguistics as Director the Historical Corpus of the Welsh language 1500–1850.