Peter W. Culicover

Humanities Distinguished Professor in Linguistics and

Professor of  Linguistics




Way back then


Research Areas

        Syntactic theory
        English syntax
        Language learnability
        Computational models of language acquisition and language change

image001        Grammar and complexity

Current Research Program

I am currently exploring the relationship between (formal and processing) complexity and explanation in grammatical theory, and the role of complexity in linguistic description, language change and variation, and language acquisition.

Current Courses

Autumn 2013

Ling 4200 (Introduction to Syntax, formerly 502) (Syllabus)

T Th 12.45-2.05

Location TBD


Autum 2013

Ling 8200 (Seminar in Syntax) (Syllabus - TBD)

T Th 2.20-3.40

Location TBD

Recent publications and work in progress

Mailing address:

          Department of Linguistics
          The Ohio State University
          222 Oxley Hall
          1712 Neil Ave.
          Columbus, OH 43210-1298

Email address:

Email : culicover dot 1 at


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            614-292-4052 (department)
            614-292-8833 (FAX)  

Last updated May 31, 2013