Elly van Gelderen

Arizona State University

OE and ME Summerschool; Elly's class

Fall 2016

Office hours: MW 8:30 am - 9 am before class in ECG G238;

M 1-4 pm in LL 226C

Syntax Reading Group: W 11-1 pm in LL 14

Arabic Syntax Reading Group: W 2:30-4 pm in LL 316

Links   +    Teaching 

History of English + English Grammar

Publications + Presentations

    Art      + Travel +     Other

Linguistic Cycle Workshop II at ASU

First ASU Forensic Linguistics Symposium

Mail-address: 
Department of English
Arizona State University 
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302 

Office: 
G. Homer Durham Language & Literature Bldg, Room 226C 

ellyvangelderen at asu.edu

NOTE that I am occasionally off e-mail for a week


 

Educational Background: 
McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Teaching Background: 

Groningen University, Queen's University, John Abbott College

Visiting scholar/fellow:
University of Arizona (S1995); University of California, Los Angeles (S2002); Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo (AY 2004-2005); Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (S2009); Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, Oslo (F2015)

Curriculum Vitae; video; audio on the Linguistic Cycle

Research Areas

Elly van Gelderen is a syntactician interested in language change. Her work shows how regular syntactic change (grammaticalization and the linguistic cycle) provides insight in the Faculty of Language. Her 2011 book, The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty (Oxford University Press) shows how cyclical change can be accounted for through an economy principle. Her Clause Structure (Cambridge University Press, 2013) examines a number of current debates in theoretical syntax. She is currently working on the history of argument structure, e.g. how unaccusatives and unergatives change in very different directions. Related interests are the evolution of language, biolinguistics, prescriptivism, authorship debates, and code switching.

Elly is the author of eight books and eighty or so articles/chapters in journals such as Linguistic Analysis, Studia Linguistica, Word, and Linguistic Inquiry. She is also the co-editor of two book series and has herself edited or co-edited eight books. Elly has taught at ASU since 1995.


 

 

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