Andrew Carnie

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Andrew Carnie
Born (1969-04-19) April 19, 1969 (age 49)
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorKenneth Hale
InfluencesNoam Chomsky

Andrew Carnie (born April 19, 1969) is a Canadian professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona.[1] He is the author or coauthor of eight books and has papers published on formal syntactic theory and on linguistic aspects of Scottish Gaelic and the Irish language. He was born in Calgary, Alberta. He is also a teacher of Balkan and international folk dance. In 2009, he was named as one of the Linguist List's Linguist of the Day.[2] Since 2010, he has worked as the faculty director of the University of Arizona's Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. In August 2012, he was appointed interim Dean of the graduate college.


The bulk of Carnie's research has been in the field of syntax.[3]




  • Proceedings of the 18th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Cascadilla Press, 1999 (with Sonya Bird, Jason Haugen, and Peter Norquest)[4]
  • The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, Oxford University Press, 2000 (with Eithne Guilfoyle)[5]
  • Papers in Honor of Ken Hale (MITELF1), MITWPL, 2000 (with Eloise Jelinek and MaryAnn Willie)[6]
  • Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Blackwell Publishers, 2002[7]
  • Formal Approaches to Function: In honor of Eloise Jelinek, John Benjamins Publishers, 2003, (with Heidi Harley and MaryAnn Willie)[8]
  • Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, John Benjamins Publishers, 2005, (with Heidi Harley and Sheila Dooley)[9]
  • Syntax: A Generative Introduction: Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006
  • Constituent Structure, Oxford University Press, 2008[10]
  • Irish Nouns, Oxford University Press, 2008[11]
  • Constituent Structure, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Modern Syntax: A Course Book, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011


  1. ^ "Outstanding UA faculty members are recognized". Arizona Daily Star. May 21, 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "WCCFL 18 Proceedings". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2006-03-07.
  6. ^ (MITWPL), MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. "MITWPL - MIT Working Papers in Linguistics". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Welcome to SYNTAX". 10 February 2006. Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: In honor of Eloise Jelinek - Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley and MaryAnn Willie [LA 62]". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages - Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley and Sheila Ann Dooley [LA 73]". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Oxford University Press: Constituent Structure: Andrew Carnie". 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-05-01.

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