Contact detailsNewnham College
I studied at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa before coming to Cambridge in October 1996 to do the M.Phil. in English and Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL). I completed my Ph.D., which focused on word-order variation in Afrikaans (dissertation title: Verb Second (V2) in Afrikaans: a Minimalist investigation of word-order variation" ) in 2003. At the moment, I am a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project, "Null Subjects and the Structure of Parametric Theory" (AR14458; Principal Investigator: Prof. Anders Holmberg), a College Teaching Officer at Newnham College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Linguistics Department . From 1 October 2007, I will start a new AHRC project, once again led by Anders, but this time focusing on "Stucture and Linearisation of Disharmonic Word Orders". This is to be a 3-year project on which I will be the Senior Research Associate.
To date, I have done most of my teaching in the Linguistics Department, teaching on Papers 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 and also on the M.Phil. Syntax and Historical Linguistics options.I have also taught for the German and Dutch Department (Structure and Varieties of German, and History, Structure and Variety of Dutch) and for the English Faculty (Language for Literature and its predecessor).