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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Alistair Appleton

Alastair Appleton

PhD Student in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics



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Research Interests

Alastair is currently completing his PhD in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. He has also recently held a post as Teaching Fellow in German Linguistics at King's College London. Alastair's main interest is syntactic theory, with a particular focus on cross-linguistic word order and parametric variation. He has previously worked on subjects and subject positions within the clause (particularly in Icelandic) and his doctoral thesis investigates different types of movement operation (A-movement, roll-up movement) and the interactions between them, looking specifically at German and Japanese. Alastair has also worked on historical changes from OV to VO word order. You can read about his research, find copies of selected papers and talk handouts, and learn more about his teaching and outreach work by visiting his website.