Syntactic theory; comparative syntax; Scandinavian languages; Finnish.
Descriptive linguistics/linguistic fieldwork; language acquisition; language change.
The syntax of polar questions and their answers: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/yesandno
The mapping of structure onto linear order
Symmetry and asymmetry 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
Hofa Meng Jung Wu: The syntax of questions and answers in Chinese
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
Murdhy Alshamari: The syntax of clause-initial particles in the North Hail dialect of Arabic
Marwan Jarrah: A-bar movement in Jordanian Arabic
Rebwar Tahir: The structure of DP in Central Kurdish
Qi Wang: A syntactic description of Xining Chinese