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Thomas McFadden

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2004, University of Pennsylvania

Thomas McFadden works on theoretical and comparative syntax and morphology with a particular interest inThomas questions surrounding the syntax-morphology interface. He also has a long-standing interest in historical linguistics, especially corpus-based historical syntax, but also more traditional historical and comparative phonology and morphology. He has worked most extensively on the Germanic languages, especially English and German, including historical varieties and typically in comparison, as well as Tamil. Methodologically, McFadden has extensive experience using electronic corpora to study historical syntax as well as more recent development of expertise in the management and use of databases (MySQL) for linguistic research and in fieldwork.

McFadden got his PhD in linguistics in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania, was then a PostDoc at the University of Stuttgart, a faculty member at the University of Tromsø and finally a Research Associate at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin until August, 2022.

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