Kari Kinn’s research interests include comparative syntax, historical linguistics, language contact, heritage languages and information structure.
To date, null arguments, pronouns and DP syntax have been major focus areas of Kari’s research. Her doctoral thesis is on null subjects in the history of Norwegian; currently, she is working on the typology of partial null-argument languages and on aspects of the DP syntax of Heritage Norwegian.
Kari was awarded a PhD at the University of Oslo in 2016. She conducted parts of her doctoral research as a Visiting Student at the University of Cambridge. Previously, she has been affiliated with the project Information Structure and Word Order Change in Germanic and Romance Languages at the University of Oslo.