Nikolas Gisborne

Head of Linguistics and English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 3.09, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office hours: by appointment. Please email.


I was educated at University College London, in the English Department and the Linguistics Department. I'm usually known as Nik Gisborne.

Andrew Hippisley and I have just started a new monograph series in Linguistics: Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics.

Undergraduate teaching

In AY2017-18, I shall be teaching Lexical Semantics in Semester 2.

Office hours:

My office hours are 1000-1100 on Tuesdays. But as long as I'm in, I'll see you at any time. Or you can email me to make an appointment.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

theoretical linguistics, especially dependency theory and Word Grammar; English syntax; lexical semantics; syntactic change.