Helen Sims-Williams

Dr Helen Sims-Williams


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group
BA (UCL), MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)

Academic and research departments

School of Literature and Languages.

Biography

Areas of specialism

Morphology; Historical linguistics; Greek; Computational linguistics

My qualifications

2016
DPhil in Linguistics
University of Oxford
2010
MPhil in Linguistics
University of Oxford
2008
BA (Hons) in Classics
University College London

Research

Research interests

Research projects

My publications

Publications

Sims-Williams, Helen (2016). Analogical Levelling and Optimisation: The Treatment of Pointless Lexical Allomorphy in Greek. Transactions of the Philological Society, 114(3), 315-338.
Sims-Williams, Helen (2018). The External Typology of the Loss of Inflection. Paper presented at the workshop "Lost in change: causes and processes in the loss of grammatical constructions and categories" (40. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), University of Stuttgart, Germany, 7-9 March 2018.
Sims-Williams, Helen (2016). Analogy in Morphological Change (PhD Thesis, University of Oxford)
Sims-Williams, Helen, Baerman, Matthew, Bond, Oliver & Corbett, Greville G. (2017). The Loss of Inflection. Paper presented at the workshop “Loss of Inflection”, ICHL 23, San Antonio, Texas, 31 July - 4 August 2017.
Sims-Williams, Helen (2017). A diachronic mechanism for form-frequency asymmetries in inflectional paradigms. Paper presented at the workshop "Sprachliche Kodierungs-Asymmetrien, Gebrauchsfrequenz und Informativität" (39. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), University of the Saarland, Germany, 8-10 March 2017.
Sims-Williams, Helen, Baerman, Matthew, Bond, Oliver & Corbett, Greville G. (2017). The loss of inflection from the perspective of areal typology. Paper presented at the workshop "Diachronic Morphology: theoretical, areal and phylogenetic perspectives", University of Zürich, Switzerland, 26-27 January 2017.
Enger, Hans-Olav & Sims-Williams, Helen (2018). Loss of Inflection in North Germanic Adjectives – or is it? Paper presented at the 18th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 10-13 May 2018.
Sims-Williams, Helen & Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). 'The Loss of Inflection as Grammar Complication: Evidence from Mainland Scandinavian varieties' (in preparation)
Baerman, Matthew, Bond, Oliver, & Sims-Williams, Helen (2019). 'Language contact and linguistic typology'. To appear in Hickey, R. (ed.), The Handbook of Language Contact, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
Baerman, Matthew & Sims-Williams, Helen (2019). 'The External Typology of the Loss of Inflection'. To appear In Breban, Tine and Kranich, Svenja (eds), Lost in Change: Causes and processes in the loss of grammatical constructions and categories. John Benjamins.
Sims-Williams, Helen (2019). 'Token Frequency as a Determinant of Morphological Change' (under review)