Kayne, Richard S.
Richard S. Kayne
Professor Kayne, a member of the faculty of the Department of Linguistics since 1997, came to NYU from the faculties of the University of Paris VIII, MIT, and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he held the position of Distinguished Professor.
He earned his A.B. in Mathematics from Columbia University, his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Docteur ès Lettres from the University of Paris VIII.
One of the leading linguists in the world, his research interests focus on the study of the syntax of English and the Romance languages and on micro-comparative syntax, and his publications include Movement and Silence, Handbook of Comparative Syntax (Editor), Parameters and Universals, The Antisymmetry of Syntax and French Syntax. He has served as Editor of Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax since 1989 and is the author of over 50 articles.
Professor Kayne, a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant and a Fulbright Chair, has also received an honorary degree from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.