Classes/Seminars/Special topics courses


Spring and Fall 2020

LIN 514 and ENG 414 (the Typology of Conlanguages)

ENG 314 (FL short - FL long) and LIN 614: outline and ...

Spring and Fall 2018

LIN 514 and ENG 413 (see Black Board) and LIN 614 and ENG 314 (see Blackboard)

Spring and Fall 2017

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

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)