Irina Nikolaeva

School of Oriental and African Languages, University of London

Irina Nikolaeva has studied in Moscow and San Diego and received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Leiden in 1998. She has taught at the Linguistics departments of the Universities of Moscow, Konstanz and Oxford, and is currently a Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Oriental and African Linguistics at the University of London. Her interests lie in the field of syntax, morphology, typology, lexicalist theories of grammar, and documentation of endangered languages. She has published several books on Uralic, Altaic and Palaeosiberian linguistics based on extensive fieldwork, as well as works on syntactic typology, the syntax-semantics and syntax-information structure interface and historical-comparative linguistics.