Doctor Glyn Hicks

Dr Glyn Hicks

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Syntactic theory
  • Theories of the language faculty architecture, particularly the syntax-semantics interface and the syntax-morphology interface
  • Acquisition and attrition of syntax in bilingual speakers

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Glyn Hicks is Associate Professor in Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. 

His research focuses on syntactic theory and the architecture of the language faculty, including models of language acquisition. His research in syntactic theory has centred on Minimalist approaches to syntactic phenomena such as 'tough'-movement constructions and the interpretive dependencies of pronouns ("binding theory"). His research also connects formal syntactic theory to second language acquisition and language attrition in bilinguals.

Glyn teaches a number of undergraduate modules in linguistics at the University of Southampton, including Elements of Linguistics, Exploring French Linguistics, and Syntax.