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Prof Caroline Heycock

Personal Chair in Syntax

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Phone: 0131 651 1999

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Research Interests

My work is in the area of theoretical syntax, with particular reference to English and the other Germanic languages, and to Japanese.


1991 PhD in Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
1987 MA in Linguisics, University of Pennsylvania
1983 MA (1st class) in Modern Languages, King’s College, University of Cambridge

Visiting and Research Positions

2007– Professor of Syntax, University of Edinburgh
1999–2007: Reader, University of Edinburgh


I develop and teach courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programmes in PPLS, primarily in my main research area of syntax

Administrative Roles

I am currently the School representative on the College Promotions Committee.


Research outputs

  1. The Scots Syntax Atlas

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

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Research activities & awards

  1. Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Have you any idea what's going on? Have-raising and its loss in Scotland

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

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