Richard Compton


I am a recently defended PhD in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. My dissertation, entitled The Syntax and Semantics of Modification in Inuktitut: Adjectives and Adverbs in a Polysynthetic Language, examines the inventory of lexical categories in Inuit and the role of semantics in explaining their distribution.

My research interests include syntax, distributed morphology, lexical categories, linearization, word-formation, polysynthesis, modification, noun incorporation, phonology, and the Inuit language.

richard [dot] compton [at] utoronto [dot] ca


About me

Photos (clockwise): a hilltop view of Iqaluit, Nunavut taken during a fieldwork trip; Midori, Conor, Alana, and I in Baker Lake, Nunavut on another fieldwork trip; and finally me at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta during WSCLA 12 in Lethbridge, Alberta.