Dr. Kahnemuyipour

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Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Maanjiwe nendamowinan (MN 4154)

I am a Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and at the Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto St. George (UTSG). I earned my PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto in 2004 and worked at Syracuse University for six years before I joined the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2010.

I specialize in the syntax (sentence structure) of human languages. My research has focused on several areas in syntax:

  • Nominal linkers in Iranian languages and beyond
  • Copular clauses
  • Agreement systems
  • Wh-questions
  • Second position clitics
  • Syntax-Prosody interface

I am Principal Investigator on the SSHRC-funded project “The Syntax of Nominal Linkers” (2018-present), co-investigator (with Susana Bejar and Ivona Kucerova) on the SSHRC-funded project “Copular Agreement Systems: Locality and Domains” (2013-2022) and co-investigator (with Keir Moulton) on the SSHRC-funded project “Persian questions: Uncovering hidden syntactic structures with experimental methods” (2021-present).

Last updated Sept. 2023