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Name: David  W. E.  Willis
Institution: University of Cambridge
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Syntactic Change
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Welsh, Middle
Russian, Old
Breton, Middle
Selected Publications: Syntactic change in Welsh: A study of the loss of verb-second. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

The syntax of Welsh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. [with Robert Borsley and Maggie Tallerman]

Continuity and Change in Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010 [co-edited with Anne Breitbarth, Chris Lucas and Sheila Watts]

The history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean, volume 1: Case studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [co-edited with Christopher Lucas and Anne Breitbarth]
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syntactic Change in Welsh: A Study of the Loss Of Verb-Second
 The Syntax of Welsh
 The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics
History and Varieties of English
Slavonic Languages
Dissertation Director * of: The Development of Negation in Arabic and Afro-Asiatic
(Christopher Lucas, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic
(George Walkden, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle (eds.), The syntax of verb initial languages (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax). New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. vii+256.
Against N-raising and NP-raising analyses of Welsh noun phrases
Syntactic lexicalization as a new type of degrammaticalization
Reconstructing last week's weather: Syntactic reconstruction and Brythonic free relatives

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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