William Croft

University of New Mexico

William Croft received his PhD from Stanford University in 1986. He is currently Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Croft's areas of specialty are typology, semantics, cognitive linguistics, construction-based grammar and evolutionary models of language change. His publications include Typology and Universals (2nd edition, 2003), Syntactic Categories and Grammatical Relations (1991), Explaining Language Change (2000), Radical Construction Grammar (2001), Cognitive Linguistics (with Alan Cruse, 2004) and Verbs (forthcoming). Croft has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.