Dr. Geraldine Legendre

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Professor, Department of Cognitive Science


My research interests include the following:

  • Adult and child (morpho-)syntax
  • Role of optimization in formal models of variaition; Optimality Theory in syntax and acquisition of syntax
  • Models of the interfaces: Mappings between lexical semantics and syntax, syntax and prosody, and information structure and syntax
  • Cross-linguistic variation in syntax and morphology (with a particular focus on clitics and related topics in French, Romance, and Balkan languages)
  • General cognitive architecture underlying the language faculty