Jason Merchant


Jason Merchant is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Deputy Dean for Languages in the Division of the Humanities. His research explores the syntax-semantics interface. His primary languages of investigation are the Germanic languages and Greek, and he has also worked on Slavic and Romance languages. He is the author of The Syntax of Silence: Sluicing, Islands, and the Theory of Ellipsis (University of Oxford Press, 2001) and editor of Sluicing: Cross-linguistic explorations (Oxford University Press, 2012). His honors include UChicago's Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation Foreigner Fellowship.