John A. Hawkins (linguist)

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John A. Hawkins is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL) at the University of Cambridge.[1] As of 2007 he is also a professor in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis.[2]

His main research interests are in English grammar, psycholinguistics, language universals, linguistic typology and historical linguistics.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Definiteness and Indefiniteness (1978, Humanities Press & Croom Helm)
  • Word Order Universals (1983, Academic Press)
  • A Comparative Typology of English and German (1986, Routledge & University of Texas Press)
  • A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency (1994, Cambridge University Press)
  • Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars (2004, Oxford University Press)


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