Classes/Seminars/Special topics courses


Fall 2017

Introduction to Linguistics (LIN 510): webpage and Typology (ENG 414): webpage.

Spring 2017

Syntax (LIN 514) and Historical Linguistics (LIN 617)

Spring 2016 and Fall 2016l

Advanced Syntax (LIN 614): outline and webpage and and Forensic Linguistics (ENG 414)

Syntax (LIN 514): outline and 514 webpage

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

English Grammar and Forensic Linguistics

History of the English Language (ENG 413); Historical Linguistics (LIN 617) and Syntax (LIN 514)

Spring 2014 and Fall 2013

Syntax (LIN 514): outline and 514 webpage and Advanced Syntax (LIN 614): outline and webpage

English Grammar (ENG 314): Outline and webpage and Historical Linguistics Seminar (LIN 617): syllabus

Regularly taught classes

Introduction to Linguistics (LIN 510): Syllabus; e-resources; and webpage

Typology (ENG 414 or LIN 610): outline and webpage

Grammar and Discource: webpage

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Recent seminars/special topics courses
  • Seminar in Typology and Language Universals (1999; 2005).
  • Seminar in Historical Linguistics (1998; 2005) .
  • Reading course/seminar in MINIMALISM - 2004 and 2001: Chomsky (1995), "Minimalist Inquiries", "Derivation by Phase", "Beyond Explanatory Adequacy" and anything else that seems relevant.
  • Language and Literature in the Renaissance, team-taught with Jean Brink in the spring of 2001.
  • Reading courses: Indo-European, Yiddish, Uto-Aztecan, Arabic Syntax, Old English, Swedish, Dutch, Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, Historical Linguistics, Japanese Syntax, language and gender.
  • Reading course/seminar in formal semantics (1999).

Other courses

  • Varieties of English at Groningen University, The Netherlands (1990-1994)
  • Seminar in Historical Linguistics at Groningen University
  • Comparative Grammar at Groningen University (1990-1994)
  • Politics of the English Language at Groningen University  (1994)
  • Language and Gender team-taught with Marja van Tilburg at Groningen University
  • Lectures on Language in Canada/Quebec (1991-4).
  • Syntax at Groningen University (1990-1994)
  • Syntax at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (1989-1990)
  • Advanced Syntax at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1989)
  • Introduction to Linguistics at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (1989-1990)
  • Humanities courses: `Human Being: being human', `The Revolting Cage', `Male-Female', `Current Ethical Issues' at John Abbott College, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Canada (1986-1989)