Ian Roberts (linguist)
He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1985 and taught at the Universities of Geneva (1985–1993), Bangor (1991–1996) and Stuttgart (1996–2000) before taking up his present position at Cambridge in 2000. He is a fellow of Downing College.
Professor Roberts is a generative linguist and enthusiastic adopter of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. He has published widely in the synchronic and diachronic syntax of Romance and Germanic languages and Welsh.
he also looks rather like Colin Firth.
- Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge
- Ian Robert's webpage at Downing College
- Professor Ian Roberts honoured with Fellowship of the British Academy
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