Denis Creissels

Denis Creissels (born 18 September 1943) is a French professor of linguistics at the University of Lyon.

After studying mathematics and Russian, he has taught general linguistics at the University of Grenoble from 1970 to 1996, and at the University of Lyon from 1996 to 2008. He is now professor emeritus at the University of Lyon, and member of the research team Dynamique du Langage.

He is specialised in languages of Africa and the Caucasus. He has done extensive research on Hungarian, Tswana, Malinke and Akhvakh.

His 1995 and 2006 books on syntax are widely used as textbooks in linguistic typology and syntax in French-speaking universities.

He has taught as invited professor at the Summer School on Linguistic Typology in Leipzig in 2010. Provided by Wikipedia
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