Faculty

Andrew Simpson

Professor of Linguistics & 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 (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. (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., Ho, H. T. (2008). The comparative syntax of passive structures in Chinese and Vietnamese. In M. Chan (Ed.), Columbus. University of Ohio Press.
    • 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.


    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-  



  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

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