Line Mikkelsen, assistant professor of linguistics
Line Mikkelsen is an assistant professor of linguistics who works on the syntax, semantics, and morphology of natural languages and the relations between these. She has a long-standing interest in philosophy of language and is affiliated with the department of philosophy. She is the author of Copular Clauses: Specification, Predication and Equation. Mikkelsen received her Ph.D. in linguistics at UC Santa Cruz in 2004, and in 2010, received UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. Most of her work has centered on Danish and English. She has worked on noun incorporation, definiteness marking, expletive constructions, relative clauses, and copular constructions (the last is the topic of her dissertation). Most recently she has become interested in verb phrase anaphora, coordination of pronouns, and various kinds of complex nominal structures, the latter as part of ongoing joint work with Jorge Hankamer (UCSC) on the morphosyntax of definiteness marking in the Scandinavian languages.