I was awarded my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK) in March 2017 for a dissertation on the linguistic prehistory and historical dialectology of the Aeolic dialects of Ancient Greek. Since October 2015 I have been also collaborating as a research associate with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany) on a new database of Indo-European cognate relations. From Fall 2019 I am a sessional lecturer in Classics at MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada) My research interests can be subdivided into a handful of related topics:
- Greek language and linguistics (from Mycenaean to the modern spoken language)
- Ancient Greek dialect studies (from both literary and sub-literary sources)
- Ancient Greek epigraphy and papyrology
- Indo-European comparative linguistics and philology (including comparative myth and poetics)
- Homer and other Early Greek poetry
- Etymology and the Indo-European lexicon
- Language classification, cladistics, and subgrouping methodologies in historical linguistics
I work at the intersection of computing, philology, and linguistics both as an independent scholar and as a software developer working on digital humanities projects with other scholars. My interests include morphology (theoretical, computational, and historical), Indo-European linguistics, Linguistic Linked Open Data, text encoding and annotation of historical language corpora (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse), machine-actionable language description, computer-aided historical language learning (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse).
Theoretical linguistics, theoretical syntax, historical syntax, historical and comparative linguistics, Chinese linguistics, East Asian linguistics, Latin/Romance linguistics, Indo-European linguistics, grammaticalization, linguistic interfaces
Dialectology Historical linguistics Pidgins and Creoles Languages in Contact Linguistic approaches to literature
Linguistics, especially historical linguistics & morphological theory; Scottish Gaelic language
Historical Romance linguistics; theories of language change; Historical Spanish linguistics; Historical Italian linguistics; technology in the classroom.
General linguistics, Arabic linguistics, applied linguistics, teaching and learning language, applied sociolinguistics, onomastics
Linguistic Landscape, Second Language Acquisition, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning