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Linguistic Theory

Our research group explores linguistic theory across many different areas within the discipline.

The linguistic theory research group brings researchers together in phonetics, phonology, (morpho)syntax, and the lexicon. Our research also explores:

  • cross-linguistic variation
  • the architecture of the language faculty
  • language's place in human cognition
  • the philosophy of language and linguistics

We take both generative and post-generative perspectives using introspective and acceptability judgement methods alongside data and tools from language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and the experimental cognitive sciences.

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