A grammar of pre-oil Shetland dialect: A typological description of a high-contact variety in relation to current language use.
An apparent time study using oral history material for the pre-oil speech and a pilot sample for the contemporary speech of Shetland dialect, a high contact Scots variety which has remained distinct but is under pressure from Standard English.
Pidgin, creole and mixed languages, both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective; synchronic structures of pidgin, creole and mixed languages as compared by other natural spoken languages; varieties of English around the world; language contact and grammaticalization.
- Project manager (together with Magnus Huber) of DEPiCT.
- Took part in the APiCS project.
Linguistic Typology & Language Universals:
Global patterns of tense and aspect; global patterns of syntactic structures; global patterns of language change; grammaticalization from a global perspective; synchronic structures of Sign Languages as compared to spoken languages.
The diachronic development of contact languages; the outcome of contact between Norn and Scots; Indo-European Comparative Linguistics; grammaticalization and language history; the history of the Germanic languages; the Germanic tense-aspect system as a consequence of language contact.
- Am member of the ASJP consortium.
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