Background and activities

I am Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) of (English) Linguistics in the Department of Language and Literature. I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland in the United States. My advisors were Colin Phillips, Jeff Lidz, and (unofficially) Norbert Hornstein. I was a postdoctoral researcher at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, where I worked with Julie A. Van Dyke

I started the ØyeLab at NTNU in 2016. Research in the lab uses experimental methods to understand the role of grammatical knowledge in language processing, as well as to understand grammatical variation cross-linguistically. We use a number of different methodologies including eye tracking-while-reading (hence the name of the lab).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Kush, Dave; Omaki, Akira; Hornstein, Norbert. (2013) Microvariation in Islands?. Experimental Syntax and Island Effects.
  • Drummond, Alex; Kush, Dave Whitney; Hornstein, Norbert. (2011) Minimalist Construal: Two Approaches to A and B. Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism.