Dr Helen Sims-Williams
Phone: Work: 01483 68 2845
Room no: 42 AC 05
My main research interests lie in historical linguistics, morphology, and typology, particularly in the relationship between language change and language structure. I use diachronic data as a source of evidence for questions about the mechanisms of change and the mental architecture of morphology, incorporating quantitative and computational tools of analysis.
I am currently working on the AHRC funded project ‘Loss of Inflection’ as a postdoctoral research fellow. Before joining the Surrey Morphology Group I was based at the University of Oxford, where I completed my PhD.
(To appear). Analogical Levelling and Optimisation: the treatment of pointless lexical allomorphy in Greek, The Transactions of the Philological Society.
(2016) Analogy in Morphological change (PhD dissertation).