William Bernard McGregor#


William Bernard McGregor
Email:linwmg 'at' dac.au.dk
Membership Number:3742
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:wmcgregor
Homepage: http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/linwmg@hum.au.dk





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000/7 onwards: Professor of Linguistics, Aarhus University (tenured position).
  • 1999/1 - 2000/7: Visiting Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen.
  • 1998/1 – 1999/1: Senior Research Fellow, Departement Linguistiek, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • 1993/1 – 1997/12: Australian Research Council Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne.
  • 1990/1 – 1991/12: Research Fellow, Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University.
  • 1988/7-12: Lecturer, Russian and Language Studies/Linguistics, University of Melbourne.
  • 1987/2 – 1990/1: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, La Trobe University.
  • 1984/7 - 12: Lecturer, School of Australian Linguistics, Post Office, Batchelor, Australia.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Australian Aboriginal languages
  • Shua
  • Ergativity
  • Optionality in grammar
  • Grammatical classification (noun and verb)
  • History of linguistics
  • Numerical language and cognition
  • Typological linguistics
  • Historical and comparative linguistics
  • Grammar of possession
  • Grammaticisation

Honours and Awards
  • Honours:
    • Ridder af Dannebrog (Knight of the Order of Dannebrog) (24 September 2010)
  • Academy fellowship:
    • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (elected 1999)

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