Linguistics at Newcastle

Staff Profile

Professor Ian MacKenzie

Professor of Spanish Linguistics



I specialize in Spanish and Romance linguistics, particularly syntax and language change. I am also interested in standardization and the way it impacts both language users and professional analysts of language.

My theoretical approach reflects an uneasy tension between strict Chomskyan Minimalism and Milroy-style sociolinguistic scepticism.

Prospective research students are very welcome to contact me to discuss possible projects in any area relating to Spanish or the history of Spanish. Topics in French syntax will also be considered.

Link to The linguistics of Spanish


Undergraduate Teaching

SML1019 Introduction to Linguistics

SPA2019 World Spanish

SPA2061 Level C Spanish General Language

SPA4007 Spanish and Romance Word Analysis

Postgraduate Teaching

SPA8017 Spanish and Romance Word Analysis