James Mccloskey
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Linguistics Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 240
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Stevenson Academic Service Center
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Linguistics, Language and Linguistics

Summary of Expertise

I work in linguistic theory (especially syntax) with a focus on the Irish language and on non-standard, often stigmatized, varieties of English.  I have also worked on issues of language extinction and revitalization.

Research Interests

Syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, Irish.

Biography, Education and Training

I am an Irish citizen, earned my BA at University College Dublin and my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. I have held positions at University College Dublin, MIT, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz.