Gary Stewart Thoms

I am an Assistant Professor at New York University, working primarily on theoretical syntax. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Scots Syntax Atlas (SCOSYA) project at the University of Glasgow (2015-2018; I'm still involved in the project), and before that I had positions at Newcastle University (2014-2015), the University of Edinburgh (2011-2014) and the University of Strathclyde (2010-2011). 

I work a variety of topics in syntactic theory, such as ellipsis, reconstruction and scope, relative clauses, Celtic syntax and Scots dialect syntax, and I also do work in the area of literary linguistics, including the syntax of poetry and generative metrics. My papers and handouts from this work can be downloaded on the "Papers etc" page; comments/queries are always welcome. 

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I can be contacted by email on gary.thoms <at> or thesamefirstbit <at> or by snailmail at 

Department of Linguistics

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New York, NY 10003