Faculty


Andrew Simpson

Professor of Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chair

Contact Information
E-mail: andrew.simpson@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3640
Office: GFS 310D

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Education

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, University of London, 12/1995

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Reader in Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 09/01/1999-12/31/2006  

    Description of Research

    Research Specialties
    Comparative syntax of East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian languages: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Bengali.

    Publications


    Book
    • Simpson, Andrew Alexander, and Merchant, Jason (Ed.). (2012). Sluicing: Cross-linguistic Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, Andrew Alexander (Ed.). (2008). Language and National Identity in Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Language and National Identity in Asia. (Simpson, Andrew Alexander, Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Austin, P. A. (2007). Endangered Languages. Linguistische Berichte.
    • Simpson, A. A., Li, Y. (2003). Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation: Perspectives from Asian Languages. Routledge-Curzon.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2000). Wh-Movement and the Theory of Feature-Checking. John Benjamins.

    Book Chapter
    • Simpson, A. A. (2014). Prosody and Syntax. Handbook of Chinese Linguistics pp. 465-491. Blackwell.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2014). Sentence-final Particles. Handbook of Chinese Linguistics pp. 156-179.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2014). Verbal answers to yes/no questions and theories of ellipsis. New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics pp. 300-333. Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Ho, T. (2013). Vietnamese and the typology of passive constructions. The Linguistics of Vietnamese pp. 155-185. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
    • Simpson, A. A., Bhattacharya, T. (2012). Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: an investigation of Bangla and Hindi. Sluicing: cross-linguistic perspectives pp. 183-208. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2008). The grammaticalization of clausal nominalizers in Burmese. (Vol. Rethinking Grammaticalization). pp. 265-288. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2008). Introduction. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Africa). pp. 1-25. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Oyetade, A. (2008). Nigeria: Ethnolinguistic Competition in the Giant of Africa. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Africa). pp. 172-198. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Bhattacharya, T. (2007). Argument prominence and the nature of superiority violations. (Vol. Argument Structure). pp. 175-212. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Language and National Identity in Asia: a Thematic Introduction. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 1-31. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Hong Kong. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 168-185. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Taiwan. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 235-259. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Indonesia. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 312-36. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2007). Singapore. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 374-90. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Thammasathien, N. (2007). Thailand and Laos. (Vol. Language and National Identity in Asia). pp. 391-414. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A., Watkins, J. (2006). Constituent Focus in Burmese: a Phonetic and Perceptual Study. (Vol. 27-66). Canberra: Studies in Burmese Linguistics/Pacific Linguistics.
    • Simpson, A. A., Bhattacharya, T. (2005). Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: an investigation of Bangla and Hindi. (Vol. Sluicing in a cross-linguistic perspective). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2004). The EPP, Fossilized Movement, and Reanalysis. (Vol. 161-190). Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar/John Benjamins.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2003). On the Status of Modifying DE and the Structure of the Chinese DP. (Vol. 74-101). Stanford: On the Formal Way to Chinese Languages/CSLI.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2003). Empty determiners and nominalization in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. In: Functional Structure(s), Form and Intepretation: perspectives from East Asian Languages (eds. A. Li and A. Simpson). First pp. 131-161. London: CurzonRoutledge.
    • Simpson, A. A., Wu, Z. (2001). The Grammaticalization of Formal Nouns and Nominalizers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In: 'Language Change in East Asia'. pp. 250-283. London: Curzon.

    Conference Proceeding
    • Simpson, A. A., Hwang, H., Ipek, C. (2008). The comparative syntax of ditransitive constructions in Japanese, Korean and Turkish. In R. Vermeulen (Ed.), Boston, MA. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

    Journal Article
    • Simpson, A. A., Choudhury, A. (2015). The non-uniform syntax of post-verbal elements in SOV languages: Hindi, Bangla and the rightward scrambling debate. Linguistic Inquiry. Vol. 46, pp. 533-551.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2014). Finiteness, negation and the directionality of headedness in Bangla. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Vol. 32, pp. 231-161.
    • Simpson, A. A., Choudhury, A., Menon, M. (2013). Argument ellipsis and the licensing of covert nominals in Bangla, Hindi and Malayalam. Lingua. pp. 123-138.
    • Simpson, A. A. (2011). Floating quantifiers in Burmese and Thai. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. Vol. 4 (1), pp. 115-46.
    • Simpson, A. A., Bhattacharya, T. (2011). Diagnosing double object constructions in Bangla/Bengali. Lingua. Vol. 121, pp. 1067-82.
    • Simpson, A. A., Soh, H., Nemoto, H. (2011). Bare classifiers and definiteness: a cross-linguistic investigation. Studies in Language. Vol. 35, pp. 168-93.

    Honors and Awards

    • USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences General Education Teaching Award, 2010-2011   

    Service to the Profession


    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Joint General Editor, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 2003-  





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