Andrew Weir

Andrew in his natural habitat: a Scottish pubPostdoctoral researcher, Generative Initiatives in Syntactic Theory
Department of Linguistics (English)
Ghent University

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Office: Muinkkaai 42, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Correspondence address: Universiteit Gent, English Studies, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Email: andrew dot weir [at] ugent dot be

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Generative Initiatives in Syntactic Theory project at Ghent University. I specialize in generative syntax with a secondary focus on semantics. My work particularly focuses on the syntax and semantics of ellipsis (especially clausal ellipsis), dialect and register variation (particularly syntactic and semantic features of dialects of English and of ‘reduced written register’ such as diaries, text messages, headlines etc., as well as the syntax of Scottish English), and cartographic approaches to syntax.

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