Dr Matthew Baerman
I work on inflectional morphology, in particular where its structure seems to take on a life of its own, independent of the meanings and functions it expresses. This research involves a combination of cross-linguistic surveys, fieldwork, diachronic reconstruction, and computational modelling and. Recent projects include 'Morphological Complexity in Nuer', ''Loss of Inflection', 'Seri Verbs: Multiple Complexities' and 'Lexical Splits', all funded by the AHRC. See here for more details.
Along with the publications listed below, my Academia.edu page has additional drafts and publications not given here.
Postgraduate research supervision
As principal supervisor:
Kristian Roncero. A typological approach to West Polesian Morphosyntax (co-supervisor Greville G. Corbett)
Tatiana Reid. Verb morphophonology in Nuer (co-supervisors Oliver Bond and Bert Remijsen)
Borja Herce. A typological approach to morphomes (co-supervisor Oliver Bond)
Maris Camilleri. 2014. The stem in inflectional verbal paradigms in Maltese (co-supervisors Greville G. Corbett and Dunstan Brown)
Scott Collier. 2013. The evolution of complexity in Greek noun inflection (co-supervisors Greville G. Corbett and Dunstan Brown)
Alison Long. 2010. Short-term morphosyntactic change: the development of the Russian predicate adjective 1800-2000 (principal supervisor Greville G. Corbett, co-supervisor Dunstan Brown)