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Erik Haeberli

Prof.  Eric  HAEBERLI
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Téléphone: +41 (0)22 379 73 58

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Research Interests / Recherche

Eric Haeberli received a ‘Licence ès Lettres’ (English, French, History) from the University of Geneva, an MA in Linguistics from the University of London (UCL) and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Geneva. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of York. He taught English linguistics as an ‘assistant’ and ‘maître-assistant’ in Geneva and linguistics as a lecturer at the University of Reading (UK) before taking up his current post in 2003. His main research interests are in the domain of diachronic syntax. In particular, he is interested in the history of English syntax and the use of syntactically annotated corpora in the study of syntactic variation and change. Further areas of research include comparative Germanic syntax and generative syntactic theory.

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Books and Monographs / Livres et monographes

2002. Features, Categories and the Syntax of A-Positions. Cross-Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 54. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Selection of Articles / Sélection d'articles

2008 "Structural Variation in Old English Root Clauses", Language Variation and Change 20:367-407. (with Susan Pintzuk)

2007 "The Position of Negation and Adverbs in Early Middle English", Lingua 117:1-25. (with Richard Ingham)

2005 "Clause Type Asymmetries in Old English and the Syntax of Verb Movement". In M. Batllori and F. Roca (eds.), Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation, 267-283. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2004 "Syntactic Effects of Inflectional Morphology and Competing Grammars". In E. Fuß and C. Trips (eds.), Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar, 101-130. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

2003 "Categorial Features as the Source of EPP and Abstract Case Phenomena". In E. Brandner and H. Zinsmeister (eds.), New Perspectives on Case Theory, 89-126. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

2002 "Inflectional Morphology and the Loss of Verb Second in English". In D. Lightfoot (ed.), Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change, 88-106. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2002 "Observations on the Loss of Verb Second in the History of English". In C.J.W. Zwart and W. Abraham (eds.), Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax, 245-272. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2001 "Deriving Syntactic Effects of Morphological Case by Eliminating Abstract Case". Lingua 111: 279-313.

2000 "Adjuncts and the Syntax of Subjects in Old and Middle English". In S. Pintzuk, G. Tsoulas and A. Warner (eds.), Diachronic Syntax: Models and Mechanisms, 109-131. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1999 "On the Word Order 'XP-Subject' in the Germanic Languages". The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 3: 1-36.

1998 "Negative Concord and Verb Projection Raising in Old English and West Flemish". In I. Tieken-Boon van Ostade, G. Tottie and W. van der Wurff (eds.), 101-119. Negation in the History of English. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (with Liliane Haegeman)

1995 "Clause Structure in Old English: Evidence from Negative Concord". Journal of Linguistics 31: 81-108. (with Liliane Haegeman)