I’m currently lecturing in linguistics at the University of Konstanz. Until recently I was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Ghent University on the Corpus of Historical Low German project. You can read about some of my recent stuff here.

My research focuses on morphosyntactic change in Germanic, combining perspectives from syntactic theory with quantitative approaches. I received my PhD on expletives and syntactic change in Icelandic from the University of Manchester in 2018. 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…