Frances Dowle

My research focuses particularly on the syntax of Welsh, and what this can reveal about interfaces between syntax and other modules of language. For my MPhil thesis, I focused on different types of index agreement controllers in Welsh, and provided an analysis which captures the non-agreement of nouns and independent pronouns with index agreement targets such as verbs and prepositions. My LFG’22 article based on this work can be found here: This continues to be an area of interest in my DPhil research, as I look to explore in more depth how we might choose between competing possible analyses of agreement and non-agreement. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Spanish and Linguistics at Jesus College, Oxford and my MPhil in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at Somerville College. I am now based at Worcester College, Oxford.

Photo credit: John Cairns Photography  

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