Dr Marc Richards


Dr Richards’s research is primarily in theoretical and comparative syntax (especially English/ Germanic and Slavonic), with further interests in historical linguistics, language variation and change, and language acquisition.

His research specializes in the generative framework of Noam Chomsky’s Minimalist Program, with a particular focus on how the syntactic component of the human language faculty interacts with, and is shaped by, the external systems of speech (phonology) and thought (semantics).

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Syntax and/or morphology (theoretical, comparative)
  • Cross-linguistic variation and its formal modelling
  • Diachronic linguistics and language change
  • Language acquisition (first or second, particularly the acquisition of grammatical knowledge)
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