I’m currently an FWO Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at Ghent University. You can read more about my postdoctoral project on syntactic variation and change in Icelandic and Low German 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…