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Prof Ad Neeleman

Prof Ad Neeleman

Address

2 Wakefield Street
London
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Professor of Linguistics
    Linguistics
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1997-09-15

My research explores the nature of the human language faculty. It has two main strands. One concerns theoretical syntax, and in particular the question of how the human language faculty encodes grammatical dependencies (relations between words or groups of words, such as 'subject of', 'object of', and so on). The other strand concerns the interaction between syntax and the systems with which the syntax interfaces (phonology and semantics). Issues I have worked on in this area include the status of word formation, the effects of stress assignment on word order and on interpretation, and semantic restrictions on the stacking of degree expressions.

Award year Qualification Institution
1994 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Linguistics
Universiteit Utrecht
1989 MA
Master of Arts
Dutch
Universiteit Utrecht
1984 Dip-HNWO
Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderwijs
Natural Sciences
Konigin Wilhelmina College

Keywords

Interfaces between syntax and syntax-external systems|*|Language|*|Linguistics|*|Morphology|*|Syntax