Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


My main research interests are within theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, morphology) and experimental linguistics. I have recently looked at the interaction between scope reconstruction and morphological agreement on predicates in Swedish. I currently look at the processing and linguistic acceptability of sentences with quantifying expressions in Swedish.


About the research

I work within the framework of generative grammar, focusing, in particular, on (minimalist) syntax and the connection between syntax and semantics, but also on the structure of words and word formation. My work deals with issues connected to argument licensing and argument alternations in, for instance, middle constructions, passives, and tough-constructions in English and Swedish. In those contexts, I have also been concerned with the interaction of adjectives or adverbs and genericity. I presently work on a project in which we look at the concept of grammaticality and explore how experimental methods can be used to test hypotheses about this.


Books (1)
Editorships (3)
Articles (3)
Book chapters (3)
Conference contributions (24)
Working papers (6)
Reviews (1)

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Eva Klingvall

Senior Lecturer
English Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail eva.klingvallenglund.luse

Phone +46 46 222 02 91

Room SOL:H332b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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