William Croft

LSA 105: Construction grammar and typology

William Croft received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1986. He is currently Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico, after teaching at the University of Manchester (UK) for many years. Croft's areas of specialty are typology, cognitive linguistics, construction grammar and evolutionary models of language change. He has published many articles and chapters, and several books, including Typology and Universals (2nd edition, 2003), Syntactic Categories and Grammatical Relations (1991), Explaining Language Change (2000), Radical Construction Grammar (2001) and Cognitive Linguistics (with Alan Cruse, 2004). Croft has collaborated with linguists, psychologists, artificial intelligence researchers, physicists and evolutionary biologists on a wide range of research topics. He has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

External website: http://www.unm.edu/~wcroft/

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