Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

comparative evidence from the Romance languages

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics

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Project Members

Professor Martin Maiden

Professor of the Romance Languages
Fellow of Trinity College

Principal Investigator

John Charles Smith

Faculty Lecturer in French Linguistics
Fellow of St Catherine's College


Dr Silvio Cruschina

Research Assistant

Dr Maria Goldbach

Research Assistant

Dr Marc-Olivier Hinzelin

External consultant

Paul O'Neill

Research Student
Linacre College

Andrew Swearingen

Research Student
St Catherine's College

Associates of the Project

The following are conducting research in Oxford on topics closely related to the Project:

Chiara Cappellaro
Research Student
Exeter College

Louise Esher
Research Student
Balliol College

Steven Kaye

Research Student
Magdalen College

Academic visitors with interests relevant to the Project:

Trinity Term 2007. Álvaro Arias, Universidad de Oviedo (Asturian morphology)

Hilary Term 2008. Prof. Jean-Baptiste Martin, Université Catholique de Lyon (Franco-Provençal morphology)

September 2008 and 2009. Prof.Xosé Soto Andión, Universidade de Vigo (Galician morphology)

Hilary Term 2010. Prof. Francisco García Dubert, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Galician verb morphology)

Michaelmas Term 2010. Martina Da Tos, University of Padua (Italian verb morphology)

Michaelmas and Hilary Term 2010. Dr. Tania Paciaroni, University of Zurich (Italo-Romance morphology)






Project funded by the
Arts and Humanities Research Council
(grant AH/D503396/1)
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