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Name: Jeffrey  K.  Parrott (IPA: ʤɛfɹi pɛɹət)
Institution: LANCHART Center, University of Copenhagen
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State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Specialty: morphosyntactic theory, Distributed Morphology, intra-individual variation
Subject Language(s): Danish
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: (In preparation) (ed.) Theoretical Perspectives on Intra-Individual Variation and its Empirical Study. Part of the forthcoming series “Language Faculty and Beyond (LFAB): Internal and External Variation in Linguistics,” co-edited by Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Pierre Pica. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

(In press) With Andrew Nevins. Variable rules meet Impoverishment theory: Patterns of auxiliary leveling. Lingua.

(In press) A Minimalist, Distributed Morphology approach to intra-individual variation: The case of weak expletive it on Smith Island. Linguistic Analysis 35(1-4).

(2007) Review of Cornips, Leonie, and Karen P. Corrigan (eds.), Syntax and Variation: Reconciling the Biological and the Social. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005. English Language and Linguistics 11(2): 425-435.

(2007) Distributed Morphological mechanisms of Smith Island weren’t leveling. In Scheffler, Tatjana, Joshua Tauberer, Aviad Eilam, and Laia Mayol (eds.), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 13.1: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

(2006) Distributed Morphological mechanisms of pronoun-case variation. In Friesner, Michael L. and Maya Ravindranath (eds.), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 12.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 34. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

(2002) Dialect death and morpho-syntactic change: Smith Island weak expletive 'it'. In Johnson, Daniel Ezra and Tara Sanchez (eds.), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 8.3: Selected Papers from NWAV 30. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

(2002) Untangling Lateralization and De-Lateralization. In Ahn, Hee-Don and Namkil Kim (eds.), Selected Papers from the Twelfth International Conference on Korean Linguistics. Seoul: Kyungjin Publishing Co.

(2001) Review of Wiese, The Phonology of German. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. In The Linguist List (12.2354):

(2000) Negative Inversion in African American Vernacular English: A Case of optional movement? In Antrim, Nancy Mae and Grant Goodall, Martha Schulte-Nafeh, Vida Samiian (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Western Conference on Linguistics, Vol. 11 (WECOL 1999). California State University, Fresno: Department of Linguistics.

(1999) With Takae Tsujioka (eds.), Georgetown University Working Papers in Theoretical Linguistics, Vol. 1. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University, Dept. of Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Variation - European Perspectives III
Courses Taught: At the University of Cyprus:

ENG 331 “Sociolinguistics.” Required course for 3rd-year undergraduates, 42 students.

ENG 557 “Theoretical Approaches to Sociolinguistics.” Undergraduate elective seminar, 14 students.

Supervised one advanced undergraduate in an independent study course: “Cross-Linguistic Pragmatics and Politeness: Russian Native Speakers Using English in a Service Industry Context.”
Dissertation Abstract: Distributed Morphological Mechanisms of Labovian Variation in Morphosyntax
Reviewer of: Phonology: Weise (2000) (LL Issue 12.2354)
Academic Paper Abstract: Introduction: Case variation and change in the Nordic languages

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