Michael David Fortescue

Michael David Fortescue

Professor emeritus

Primary fields of research

Arctic and sub-arctic languages (Eskimo-Aleut, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Wakashan)

Comparative (areal and genetic) linguistics

Language typology

Functional and cognitive grammar

Language change


Current research

Areal and genetic relations between Arctic and Sub-arctic languages.

A neural network model of lexical organisation.

A cross-linguistic typology of equational constructions and expressions of similarity.

Spatial expressions in the languages of the North Pacific Rim.

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