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Andrew Simpson

Professor of Linguistics & East Asian Languages and Cultures
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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-  
 
 
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