David Goldstein

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E-mail: dgoldstein@humnet.ucla.edu Office: Campbell Hall 3122B


Fields of Interest: Indo-European and Historical Linguistics, Diachronic Syntax, Syntax Theory, Phylogenetics


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • MPhil, University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 2002
  • BA, Amherst College, 2000


I hold a joint position in the Department of Linguistics and Program in Indo-European Studies at UCLA as well as a courtesy appointment in the Department of Classics. My research lies at the intersection of language change and linguistic theory, with a focus on syntactic, morphosyntactic, and semantic change among the Indo-European languages.

I am thrilled to be a member of the 2021 cohort of Guggenheim Fellows.