Line Mikkelsen

associate professor of linguistics

Line Mikkelsen is an associate professor of linguistics who works on the syntax, semantics, and morphology of natural languages and the relations between these. She has a longstanding interest in philosophy of language and is affiliated with the department of philosophy. Mikkelsen is the author of Copular Clauses: Specification, Predication and Equation. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics at UC Santa Cruz in 2004, and in 2010 received UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. Most of Mikkelsen's work has focused 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), as well as 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.