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William Croft received his PhD at Stanford University under Joseph Greenberg. He has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Manchester and New Mexico, visited the Max Planck Institutes of Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and Evolutionary Anthropology at Leipzig, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and given lectures throughout the world. He is the author of dozens of articles and nine books, including Typology and Universals, Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective, Explaining Language Change: An Evolutionary Approach, Cognitive Linguistics (with Alan Cruse), Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure and Ten Lectures on Construction Grammar and Typology. Croft is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.