About

Hello!

I’m currently lecturing in linguistics at the University of Konstanz and working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Ghent University on the Corpus of Historical Low German project.

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.

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I’m originally from Northumberland, a beautiful part of the world…