Professor, Linguistics, Syracuse University
Professor Kornfilt specializes in syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typology, and the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages. Her research interests extend to German and the Germanic languages, as well. She has published a descriptive reference grammar of Turkish, and she is currently involved in a theoretically focused project on the syntax of Turkish. Her articles have included topics on binding, relativization, word order, nominalization, and first language acquisition.