Syntactic theory; comparative syntax; Scandinavian languages; Finnish.
Descriptive linguistics/linguistic fieldwork; language acquisition; language change.
The syntax of answers to polar questions: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/yesandno
The mapping of structure onto linear order;
Syntactic features of English dialects;
Newcastle University ePrint repository for Prof. JA Holmberg.
The syntax of dialects in the British Isles.
Leverhulme Fellowship (2011-2013). Project: The syntax of yes and no
Editor of Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics (FULL) http://full.btk.ppke.hu/index.php/FULL/index
Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project 'Structure and linear order in disharmonic word orders' (2007-2011)
Mais Sulaiman: Wh-questions in Syrian Arabic
Mohammed Jlassi: The Multiple Subject Construction in Arabic: evidence from subject doubling in Tunisian Arabic
Malgorzata Krzek: The syntax of impersonal constructions in Polish
Patrick Chi-Wai Lee: Learning and unlearning object drop in L2 English
David Iorio: Syntax and information structure in Bembe
Hofa Meng Jung Wu: The syntax of questions and answers in Chinese
Sameera Saeed: Prepositions in Kurdish, Arabic and English
Claire Childs: Negation in English dialects
Khaled Kakhia: Description of a Turkish dialect in Syria
Member of the panel for Linguistics in the RAE 2008.