PublicationsBooks 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.  (Contents and chapter 1)

Selection of Articles / Sélection d'articles

2016 "Revisiting the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English". Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34:497-542. pdf   journal

2014 “When English Meets French: A Case Study of Language Contact in Middle English”. In J. Blochowiak, C. Grisot, S. Durrleman-Tame and C. Laenzlinger (eds.), Papers Dedicated to Jacques Moeschler. Geneva: Department of Linguistics. URL:

2013 “On the Interaction between Morphology and Syntax: New Evidence from the Loss of Verb Movement in English”. In Travaux du 19ème CIL/19th ICL Papers. Geneva: Department of Linguistics. URL: (with Tabea Ihsane)

2012 “Revisiting Verb (Projection) Raising in Old English”. In D. Jonas, J. Whitman and A. Garrett (eds.), Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 219-238. (with Susan Pintzuk)   pdf

2011 “Looking High and Low for NegP in Early English”. In P. Larrivée and R. Ingham (eds.), The Evolution of Negation. Beyond the Jespersen Cycle, 115-144. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.   pdf

2010 “Investigating Anglo-Norman Influence on Late Middle English Syntax”. In R. Ingham (ed.), The Anglo-Norman Language and Its Context, 143-163. York: York Medieval Press   pdf

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

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

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.   pdf

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.

2002a "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.

2002b "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.  journal

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.  journal

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)  journal