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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Tim Bazalgette

Research Interests

Tim Bazalgette was a research assistant on the project, who completed a 2015 PhD under the title "Algorithmic Acquisition of Focus Parameters." This thesis formalises the generation of ReCoS hierarchies, proposing an algorithm for emergent parameter setting. This algorithm is combined with a unified approach to the encoding of focus expression, leading to an explicit account of focus parameterisation in fragment grammars of ASL, LSB, BSL, Nepali, and English.