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Mark Norris

Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Kaufman Hall 117

(405) 325-9197



Mark Norris received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2014 and joined the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at OU immediately after in 2014. His research focuses on theoretical syntax and morphology, with particular interests in agreement phenomena, case-marking, and the structure of nominal phrases. His main language interests are Icelandic and Estonian.

In Fall 2017, he is teaching LING 3173 (Structure of Lesser-Studied Languages) and LING 3353 (Syntax). At OU, he has taught LING 2303 (General Linguistics), LING 3033 (Phonetics), LING 3043 (Semantics), LING 3173 (Structure of Lesser-Studied Languages), LING 3353 (Syntax), LING 4173 (Typology), and LING 4983 (Senior Essay).

FALL 2017 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 1:30-2:30 in ground floor of Sarkeys near Bedrock Café; Thursday 10-11am in KH 117; by appointment otherwise

Selected Publications

2016. "Unifying subject agreement across clause types in Estonian." Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 5(1), 3-37. (Open access; freely available here)

2014 (with Line Mikkelsen and Jorge Hankamer). "Licensing Trouble." Linguistic Inquiry 45(4),  617-653.

2012. "Towards an Analysis of Concord (in Icelandic)." In Proceedings of WCCFL 29, eds. Choi, J., Hogue, E. A., Punske, J., Tat, D., Schertz, J., and Trueman, A. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

(For a more complete list, see his CV)