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Principal Investigator

Professor Adam Ledgeway

Following completion of his PhD (on Romance complementation) at the University of Manchester in 1996 and a Research Fellowship at Downing College (1996-97), Adam Ledgeway became Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Romance Philology at the University of Cambridge. Since 2013, he has been Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics and, since 2015, the Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. His research interests include the comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages, Italian dialectology, Latin, Italo-Greek, syntactic theory, and linguistic change. His research is channelled towards bringing together traditional Romance philological scholarship with the insights of recent generative syntactic theory, and he has worked and published extensively on such topics as complementation, complementizer systems, auxiliary selection and split intransitivity, word order, configurationality, alignments, cliticization, clause structure, functional categories, verb movement, adjectival positions, agreement, negation, subjects, causatives, voice distinctions, finiteness, imperatives, the development of demonstrative and deictic systems, grammaticalisation, parameters, and language contact.

 

Researcher

Dr Marios Mavrogiorgos

Dr Marios Mavrogiorgos has an MPhil and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College). He is a specialist in clitics and related morpho-syntactic phenomena in Greek and Romance languages. His main research interests include the morpho-syntax of clitics and clitic dependencies, pronouns and determiners, clitic positioning, oblique case and oblique arguments, resumption and clitic doubling, case in Greek Down Syndrome, lexical semantics and argument structure, reflexives, Greek, Romance languages, non-standard varieties and heritage varieties, language contact. He has published his work in peer reviewed journals, edited volumes, and a John Benjamins monograph, using the Minimalist Syntax framework. Marios has taught linguistics (including subjects such as linguistic theory, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and language change, linguistics for clinicians) at the University of Ulster and the University of Cyprus.

 

 

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Professor Helena Sanson publishes new book: Women in the History of Linguistics

16 March 2021

The Italian Section is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Professor Helena Sanson, Women in the History of Linguistics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020; 672 pp.), co-edited with Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics). The volume is a ground-breaking...

Livia Russell Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Prize Winner 2020

27 January 2021

The Italian Section extends warmest congratulations to former undergraduate Livia Russell who has won the Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Undergraduate Prize 2020 for her Dissertation ‘Contact and intimacy: Mario Giacomelli’s photo-poetic encounters’ . The Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Prize aims to raise the profile...

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