Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:


Still Needed:


Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington

Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

Personal Directory Information

Name: Elizabeth  J. Pyatt (IPA: əlɪzɨbɛθ pajɛt)
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10
State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Welsh
Selected Publications: (2000) Carnie, Harley & Pyatt. &
quot;VSO Order as Raising out of IP:
Some Evidence from Old Irish.'
in Carnie & Guilfoyle (eds) The
Syntax of Verb Initial Languages: pp
39-73. Oxford: Oxford University

(1997b) An Integrated Model of the
Syntax and Phonology of Celtic
Mutation.Ph.D., Harvard University.

(1997a) 'Lenition in Welsh and
Breton is not a Unified Process,&
quot; in Proceedings of ConSOLE V.

(1994b) 'Optimality and the
Structure of Welsh Voiceless
Sonorants,' in Proceedings of
the Eleventh Eastern States
Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL).

(1993a) 'The Evolution of a
Recursive CP Construction in
Welsh' in Proceedings from
the Western Conference on
Linguistics (WECOL) 1992.

(1992) 'Incomplete Subject
Raising and Government: Deriving
Welsh Surface Word Order,' in
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic
Colloquium XII
Courses Taught: Phonology I, Morphology, Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: An Integrated Model of the Syntax and Phonology of Celtic Mutation
Reviewer of: Language Description: Spadaro & Graham (2001) (LL Issue 12.1926)
Sociolinguistics: Hickey (2002) (LL Issue 13.3359)
Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Lightfoot, ed. (2002) (LL Issue 14.2208)
Language Description: Ball & Fife, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 14.2457)
Phonology: Downing, Hall & Raffelsiefen (2005) (LL Issue 16.2396)
The Irish of Iorras Aithneach, County Galway (LL Issue 19.2187)

Add to Linguist Directory Update your entry