Christine Meklenborg Nilsen

Professor and Head of Department
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Phone +47-22857338
Mobile phone +47-90720200 +47-90720200
Room NT 926
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 9th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address ILOS P.O.Box 1003 Blindern 0315 Oslo Norway

My main interests of research concern word order in Germanic and Romance languages, in particular the Verb Second (V2) structure. I am the director of the research project Traces of History, which seeks to understand why the Germanic languages have retained a V2 word order, wheras this structure has been lost in the Romance languages. 

Other areas of interest include complementizers, root-embedded asymmetries, clitics, interrogation, the left periphery, the pronominal system, and verbal syntax. My main languages of research are Old and Modern French, but I have also worked on Old English and Modern Germanic. 

Full CV (May 2015).

Tags: French, French language, Old French, Linguistics, Language history, Diachronic linguistics, Word order, Clitics, Verb placement, Verb Second, Syntax, Generative linguistics, Linguistic cartography, Contrastive linguistis, Topicalisation
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:00 PM - Last modified Aug. 11, 2021 3:23 PM


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