Dunstan Brown
Professor

Profile

Biography

Dunstan Brown investigates autonomous morphology, morphology–syntax interaction, and typology. His recent work has focused on describing and understanding different aspects of morphological complexity. After graduating with a BA in Modern Languages and a Master of Linguistics from the University of Manchester, he completed a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Surrey and worked there for many years before taking up a 50th Anniversary Chair at York in 2012.

Career

  • Surrey University
    • Research Fellow 1992-1998
    • Foundation Fund Lecturer in Linguistics and Russian Language 1998-2001
    • Lecturer in Linguistics and Russian Language 2001-2005
    • Senior Lecturer in Linguistics 2005-2012
    • Professor in Linguistics April 2012-Sept. 2012
  • University of York
    • Anniversary Professor 2012-2016
    • Anniversary Professor and Head of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science 2016-

Departmental roles

  • Head of Department

Research

Projects

Period of award: April 2017 to March 2020
Grant: ESRC & AHRC

Investigators: Dunstan Brown, Serge Sagna, Marilyn Vihman

Project outputs

  • Preserving local culture and enabling wider communication: the case of Eegimaa

Period of award: February and March 2017

Grant: Newton Fund

Investigators: Dunstan Brown and Serge Sagna

Recently Completed Projects (last 8 years)

Research group(s)

Available PhD research projects

I am happy to supervise research projects on morphology, including computational and theoretical approaches, morphology-syntax interaction and typology.

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Contact details

Dunstan Brown
Professor and Head
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
Vanbrugh College C Block
Room: V/C/011

Tel: (0)1904 322653

Teaching

Postgraduate

In 2017-18 I will contribute to teaching on the following modules: