UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Klaus Abels

Prof Klaus Abels

Professor of Linguistics


Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2007

Research summary

Over the past years I have focused on the questions of what the universal properties of elliptical constructions are, whether there is syntactic structure at the ellipsis site, and how ellipsis interacts with syntactic displacement. I am also very interested in universal properties of word order. I address these questions within the Chomskyan tradition in linguistics. 

Teaching summary

  • Course director of the BA Linguistics and BA Linguistics International


University of Connecticut
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003
University of Connecticut
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2002
Humboldt-Universitat Berlin
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma | 2001