About Andrew Carnie
I am a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and the Joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology.
My research revolves around various topics within the Minimalist Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory including phrase structure, copular constructions, case theory, word order (especially verb initial languages). The past 4 years I have been leading a team investigating the syntax, phonology and phonetics of Modern Scottish Gaelic. I am the author of numerous articles and 9 books. In my off hours, I'm usually off doing international folk dancing or square dancing.
I am the Dean of the Graduate College, where I oversee both the day to day operations of admissions, graduate student services, fellowships, scholarships, the Graduate Center, and research and policy for graduate studies at the University.
Chomskyan syntax, semantics, phrase structure, constituent structure, copular constructions, ergativity, argument hierarchies, VSO order, prediction theory, experimental phonology and phonetics, and the Celtic languages (Irish and Scottish Gaelic in particular).
Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 1995
DNC179A INTRODUCTION TO THE FOLK DANCES OF EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST
LING/PSY 201 INTRO TO LINGUISTICS
LING 300 INTRO TO SYNTAX
LING 403/503 FOUNDATIONS OF SYNTACTIC THRY
LING 505 THEORIES OF GRAMMAR
LING 506 MAJOR WORKS IN SYNTACTIC THEORY
LING 518 ANALYSIS & ARGUMENTATION
LING 696A TPCS IN SYNTAX & SEMANTICS
LING 697A LINGUISTICS THEORY