Research interests

 

Research interests

  • historical linguistics
  • descriptive linguistics
  • language typology
  • sociolinguistics
  • linguistic theory
  • Special interests: grammatical relations; parts of speech; grammatical voice (especially the middle voice); finiteness; spoken / written language; language contact; multilingualism; language and migration; Role and Reference Grammar (RRG); Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG)
  • The languages of South Asia, especially Munda (Kharia, Santali, Mundari) and Indo-Aryan (Sadri, Konkani, Nepali, Pali, Sanskrit)
  • Maltese (Neo-Arabic)