Robert Borsley - Biography#

Robert Borsley studied Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Wales Bangor, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in syntactic theory (especially HPSG), and the syntax of Welsh and Polish. He was formerly Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales Bangor, where he worked from 1986 to 2000.

Robert Borsley is the author of Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach (Edward Arnold, 1991/1999), Modern Phrase Structure Grammar (Blackwell, 1996), Welsh Negation and Grammatical Theory (University of Wales Press, 2005) (with Bob Morris Jones), and The Syntax of Welsh (Cambridge University Press. 2007) (with Maggie Tallerman and David Willis). He is editor of The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories (Academic Press, 2000) and co-editor (with Ian Roberts) of The Syntax of the Celtic Languages (Cambridge University Press, 1996), (with Adam Przepiorkowski) of Slavic in Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (CSLI, 1999),and (with Kersti Börjars) of Nontransformational Syntax: Formal and Explicit Models of Grammar (Wiley, 2011). He is also an editor of Journal of Linguistics, the journal of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain.


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