Martin Haspelmath

LSA 135: Usage frequency effects in syntax

Martin Haspelmath is a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie in Leipzig. He received degrees from the Universität zu Köln, University at Buffalo, and the Freie Universität Berlin. He taught at the FU Berlin, the Universität Bamberg, the Università di Pavia, the Universität Leipzig, and at summer schools in Albuquerque, Mainz, Düsseldorf, Cagliari, Campobasso, and at MIT. His research interests are primarily in the areas of broadly comparative morphosyntax and general and diachronic linguistic theory (cf. Indefinite pronouns, 1997; From space to time, 1997; Understanding morphology, 2002). He is one of the editors of The World Atlas of Language Structures (2005), and of the forthcoming Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures.

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