Professor of linguistics
areas of expertise: syntax, endangered languages, austronesian languages
Norvin Richards received his PhD in 1997 from MIT and is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.
He is interested in a variety of topics in syntax, including the syntax of wh-movement and the syntax-phonology interface, and has done fieldwork on a number of languages.
He is the author of Movement in Language: Interactions and Architectures (Oxford University Press, 2001), Featural Cyclicity and the Ordering of Multiple Specifiers in Working Minimalism (MIT Press, 1999), and The Principle of Minimal Compliance (Linguistic Inquiry, 1998).
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