Evie Coussť

Evie Coussť 2014 I am an associate professor of linguistics employed as a researcher at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). I was previously affiliated to the universities of Antwerp, Ghent and Stockholm.

My research interests are language variation and change studied from a functional-cognitive perspective (grammaticalization, construction grammar, prototype theory). I have mainly been working on word order change in Dutch, emerging verb constructions in Germanic, and ongoing language change in Contemporary Swedish.

I am currently involved in the research projects "The rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic" (Swedish Research Council, 2018-2021, extended to 2023) and Cassandra: Explaining and predicting short-term language change in Modern Swedish" (Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, 2021-2024).