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I have published seven books, which I am proud of (in various ways, to various degrees). Five are research monographs, intended to advance knowledge in theoretical linguistics. These include:

  • 2015, Case: Its Principles and its Parameters, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • 2008, The Syntax of Agreement and Concord, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • 2003, Lexical Categories: Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • 1996, The Polysynthesis Parameter, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • 1988, Incorporation: A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

One is a book written for a more general audience, designed to introduce people to the interest – and some of the fun – of what researchers like me do.  This book has been translated into Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese (forthcoming) and Arabic (forthcoming).

  • 2001, The Atoms of Language, Basic Books, New York.

I am also interested in the implications of linguistics and cognitive science for the nature of the human mind, including the possibility that we have souls as well as bodies (yes, I do realize it is the 21st century). This interest interfaces with the Philosophy of Religion. On that theme, check out the following:

  • 2011, The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Reality of the Soul, Continuum Press (co-editor, with Stewart Geotz.)

I have also published many journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on these and other topics. For more information about these, check out my CV (available here) and my “Research” page.