Frans Plank

Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics; Professor of Linguistics and English Language, University of Konstanz

Frans Plank studied at the Universities of Regensburg, York, Edinburgh and Hannover before becoming Professor of Linguistics at Universität Konstanz in 1983.

He was a cofounder of the association for Linguistics in 1994 and edited its publication, and served as the editor of Linguistic Typology from its foundation in 1997 until 2018. He became a member of the council of the Philological Society in 2018. He has been associated with Faculty for Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at Oxford since 2010.

His research interests include morphology (inflection and word formation), syntax, prosody and lexicon; typology and historical linguistics; Germanic; and the history of linguistics (17th century & after).

Publications

Morphologische (ir-) regularitäten
F Plank
1981
Tübingen: Narr

The modals story retold
F Plank
1984
Studies in Language. International Journal

Double case: agreement by Suffixaufnahme
F Plank
1995
Oxford University Press

Ergativity
F Plank
2008
2. Halbband, 1184-1199

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