Heather Littlefield

Associate Academic Specialist
Assistant Director, Head Advisor, Linguistics
(617) 373-3164
548 Nightingale Hall
MA, PhD in 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).

Professor Littlefield in the Honors Program

Selected Publications:

  • 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.
  • Linguistics Program
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    Northeastern University
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