Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Lector in Greek and Latin language at the Faculty of Classics of the University of Oxford, and Diebold Research Assistant in Comparative Philology at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. In 2018, I have also taken up a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College.
I hold an undergraduate degree in Classics and Oriental Studies, and an M.Phil. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from Oxford, where I have also completed my doctoral research.
In my doctoral dissertation, I investigated the historic relationship between Classical Armenian and Western Middle Iranian, specifically regarding questions of language contact resulting in pattern replication (“borrowed syntax”). I am further interested in relative clause syntax, esp. ‘relative attraction’ and headless relative clauses, as well as morphosyntactic alignment change.
My general interests include: Iranian comparative and historical linguistics (Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian and Parthian), Armenian historical linguistics, Greek and Latin historical linguistics, Indo-European comparative philology, language contact, relative clause syntax, Armenian historiography and codicology.
I have a working knowledge of these languages: Latin, Classical Greek, Classical Armenian, Sanskrit, Old Persian, Avestan, Middle Persian, Parthian, Urartian, and Hurrian; Modern: German, French, Spanish, Turkish, Eastern Armenian, and Russian (basic reading).
I am also a Chartered Linguist, specialising in Language Education, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.