My name is Anton Karl Ingason and I am an associate professor (dósent) of Linguistics and Language Technology at the University of Iceland. I work on the realization of morphemes at the interfaces of syntax with interpretation and sound in the Distributed Morphology framework. I also work on language technology; in particular, I am one of the authors of the Icelandic treebank, IcePaHC. IcePaHC can be queried online at

Recent and upcoming events

Hinrik Hafsteinsson and I recently presented work on some Neural Pos-Tagging experiments for Faroese at the ComputEL-4 workshop in Hawaii (online). This paper is a development of Hinrik’s MA thesis work.

Elena Callegari and I will be presenting a paper on topicalization in double object constructions at the DGfS 43 meeting. The paper makes use of treebank data to study the rate of topicalization in different configurations.

A whole bunch of us, Þórunn Arnardóttir, Hinrik Hafsteinsson, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Anton Karl Ingason, Hildur Jónsdóttir, and Steinþór Steingrímsson, have an upcoming paper on A Universal Dependencies Conversion Pipeline for a Penn-format Constituency Treebank, to be presented at UDW-20, held as part of Coling 2020.

Members of the Language and Technology lab presented several papers at Hugvísindaþing 2020, the annual meeting of the humanities at the University of Iceland.

Research interests

  • Distributed Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Syntax-Semantics Interface
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Language Technology
  • Icelandic Language

Academic positions

  • present2021

    Associate Professor (dósent)

    University of Iceland

  • 20212017

    Assistant Professor (lektor)

    University of Iceland

  • 20162016


    University of Iceland


    • PhD 2016


      University of Pennsylvania

    • BA 2009

      Linguistics and Icelandic Studies

      University of Iceland

    Selected publications


    Book ChapterPaper
    Anton Karl Ingason
    Forthcoming. Phases/cyclicity. Artemis Alexiadou, Ruth Kramer. Alec Marantz, Isabel Oltra-Massuet (eds.). In The Cambridge Handbook of Distributed Morphology, Cambridge University Press. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2022

    Smooth Signals and Syntactic Change

    Journal ArticlePaper
    2021. Languages 6,2:60. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2021
    Oxford University Press: Cover of collection of articles on Morphology

    Attributive compounds

    Book ChapterPaper
    Anton Karl Ingason and Einar Freyr Sigurðsson
    2020. Attributive Compounds. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Morphology. Rochelle Lieber (ed. in chief). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2020

    Featural dynamics in morphosyntactic change

    Book ChapterPaper
    Iris Edda Nowenstein and Anton Karl Ingason
    In Syntactic features and the limits of syntactic change. Jóhannes G. Jónsson and Thórhallur Eythórsson (eds.), pp. 301-319. Oxford University Press. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2021

    Icelandic case-marked CP

    Journal ArticlePaper
    Anton Karl Ingason
    2018. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 63,3:444-453. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2018

    Clause bounded movement: Stylistic fronting and phase theory

    Journal ArticlePaper
    Anton Karl Ingason and Jim Wood
    2017. Clause bounded movement: Stylistic fronting and phase theory. Linguistic Inquiry 48,3:513–527. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2017

    Context updates are hierarchical

    Journal ArticlePaper
    Anton Karl Ingason
    2016. Glossa, 1(1):37. [PDF]
    Publication year: 2016

    Office location


    My office is on the forth floor of the building Árnagarður on the campus of the University of Iceland. The building is within walking distance of downtown as well as the BSÍ bus terminal if you are arriving from the airport.

    Contact information


    Mailing Address:
    University of Iceland
    Gimli Service Desk, Box 211
    Sæmundargötu 2
    101 Reykjavík