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Catherine Fortin

Catherine Fortin

  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Chair of Linguistics, Linguistics

Education & Professional History

Tufts University, BA, French. University of Pittsburgh, MA, Linguistics. University of Michigan, PhD, Linguistics.

At Carleton since 2007.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Cati Fortin received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2007. Her research, guided by the tenets of generative syntactic inquiry, falls into two main areas: ellipsis and other empirical phenomena situated at the interface of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse, including nonsententials (a.k.a. sentence 'fragments'), and the syntax and morphosyntax of Indonesian and closely related Austronesian languages, including Minangkabau.

In Spring 2018, she is teaching Introduction to the Theory of Syntax (LING 115).

Profile updated March 15, 2017

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