Bernard S. Comrie (/ /; born 23 May 1947 in Sunderland, England) is a British-born linguist. Comrie is a specialist in linguistic typology and linguistic universals, and on Caucasian languages.
He is currently a professor at and director of the Department of Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has also taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge.
He married linguistics professor Akiko Kumahira in 1985.
- The World's Major Languages (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press 1987, ISBN 0-19-520521-9; second edition, Routledge 2009, ISBN 978-0-415-35339-7.
- Tense (1985)
- The Languages of the Soviet Union, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Language Surveys) 1981. ISBN 0-521-23230-9 (hard covers) and ISBN 0-521-29877-6 (paperback)
- Language Universals and Linguistic Typology: Syntax and Morphology (1981)
- Aspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems (1976)