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
Inversion in the double object construction in English and Scandinavian
Newcastle University ePrint repository for Prof. JA Holmberg.
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
David Iorio: Subject and object agreement in Bembe
Hofa Meng Jung Wu: The syntax of questions and answers in Chinese
Sameera Saeed: Space and motion -- PP and VP in Kurdish and Arabic
Claire Childs: Negation in English dialects
Naif Alsaedi: Null subjects in the acquisition of English by Arabic, Finnish, and French learners
Daniel Bell: Syntactic change in Qinghai Chinese
Harold Thampoe: A comparative study of Thamil and Sinhala
Rebeen Kareem: The syntax of verbal inflection in Central Kurdish