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.  (Contents and chapter 1)

2017. Elements of Comparative Syntax: Theory and Description. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. (edited with Enoch O. Aboh, Genoveva Puskás and Manuel Schönenberger)

Selection of Articles / Sélection d'articles

to appear. The Recategorization of Modals in English: Evidence from Adverb Placement. In B. Egedi and V. Hegedus (eds.), Functional Heads over Time: Syntactic Reanalysis and Change. (avec Tabea Ihsane) pdf

2020. Object Pronoun Fronting and the Nature of Verb Second in Early English. In R. Woods and S. Wolfe (eds.), Rethinking Verb Second. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 396-425. (avec Susan Pintzuk et Ann Taylor) pdf

2020. Micro- and Nano-Change in the Verbal Syntax of English. In A. Barany, T. Biberauer, J. Douglas, and S. Vikner (eds.), Clausal Architecture and Its Consequences: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Berlin: Language Science Press. 159-173. (avec Tabea Ihsane) pdf

2019. Ein geparstes und grammatisch annotiertes Korpus schweizerdeutscher Spontansprachdaten. Germanistische Linguistik 241-243: 79-104. (avec Manuela Schönenberger) pdf

2018. Syntactic Effects of Contact in Translations: Evidence from Object Pronoun Placement in Middle English. English Language and Linguistics 22: 301-321. pdf  journal

2017. Medial NP-Adjuncts in English: A Diachronic Perspective. In E. O. Aboh, E. Haeberli, G. Puskás and M. Schönenberger (eds.), Elements of Comparative Syntax: Theory and Description. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. 447-475. pdf

2017. When English Meets French: A Case Study in Comparative Diachronic Syntax. In J. Blochowiak, C. Grisot, S. Durrleman and C. Laenzlinger (eds.), Formal Models in the Study of Language, 431-450. Cham: Springer. pdf

2016. Revisiting the Loss of Verb Movement in the History of English. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34:497-542. (with Tabea Ihsane) pdf   journal

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.

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.  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