Associate Academic Specialist
Assistant Director, Head Advisor, Linguistics
548 Nightingale Hall
MA, PhD Applied Linguistics, Boston University
Areas of Research/Interest:
The syntactic distinction of lexical and functional categories; the acquisition of syntactic categories in first language acquisition, especially in the prepositional domain. Syntax of African languages, especially Fula (Fouta Djallon dialect).
- Littlefield, H. (2009) A Fine-Grained Approach to Lexical and Functional Syntactic Categories: Evidence from English prepositions and their acquisition. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.
- Littlefield, H. (2006) Syntax and Acquisition in the Prepositional Domain: Evidence from English for fine-grained syntactic categories. PhD Dissertation, Boston University.
- Githiora, C, H. Littlefield, & V. Manfredi (eds). (2004) Trends in African Linguistics 6: Kinyira Njira!–Step Firmly on the Pathway. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
- Littlefield, H. (2003) “The Developmental Patterns of Prepositions and Homophonous Adverbs and Particles.” Manuscript, Boston University.
- Littlefield, H. (2003) “Object Asymmetry in Fula Applicatives.” Manuscript, Boston University.