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

to appear. 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. (avec Tabea Ihsane) 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