David Goldstein

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E-mail: dgoldstein@humnet.ucla.edu Office: 3122B Campbell Hall

I hold a joint position in the Department of Linguistics and Program in Indo-European Studies at UCLA as well as a courtesy appointment in the Department of Classics. My research lies at the intersection of language change and linguistic theory, with a focus on syntactic, morphosyntactic, and semantic change among the Indo-European languages.

I am thrilled to be a member of the 2021 cohort of Guggenheim Fellows.

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  • Ph.D., 2010, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., 2004, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.Phil., 2002, University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College
  • B.A., 2000, Amherst College


  • Syntactic, morphosyntactic, and semantic change
  • Indo-European
  • Phylogenetics
  • Quantitative methods
  • Corpus linguistics