Peter W. Culicover

Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics Emeritus




Way back then


Research Areas

image001        Syntactic theory
image001        English syntax
image001        Language learnability
image001        Computational models of language acquisition and language change

image001        Grammar and complexity

image001        Constructions

Current Research Program

I am currently exploring the relationship between (formal and processing) complexity and explanation in grammatical theory, and the role of complexity in linguistic description, language change and variation, and language acquisition. The general approach is a constructional one.

Recent publications and work in progress

Email address:

Email : culicover dot 1 at


            614-292-4052 (department)
            614-292-8833 (FAX)  

Last updated June 6, 2020