I received my PhD on expletives and syntactic change in Icelandic from the University of Manchester in 2018. I also hold previous degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Aberdeen.
My research focuses on morphosyntactic change in Germanic, combining perspectives from syntactic theory with quantitative approaches. I am particularly interested in the interaction between syntax and information structure, and how diachronic language change can be modelled using the architecture of Lexical-Functional Grammar.
I’m originally from Northumberland, a beautiful part of the world…