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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Onkar Singh

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PhD Candidate
Department/Section: 
Italian
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

I received my B.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge in 2018, with a year spent studying Romanian language and Romance linguistics and philology at the University of Padua. I then completed an MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Cambridge in 2019, specialising in (Italo-) Romance syntax, with a thesis investigating the emerging system of differential object marking in northern spoken Italian. My MPhil studies were funded in part by the Isaac Newton Trust.

I start my PhD in 2021 at Selwyn College, supervised by Professor Adam Ledgeway and fully funded by the Keith Sykes Cambridge Italian PhD scholarship. My research project investigates the morphosyntactic distribution and microvariation in differential object marking structures in the Italo-Romance varieties, on both a diachronic and synchronic level.

Teaching interests: 

I currently supervise for CS1 (The Romance Languages), IT1 and ITA3 (Texts and Contexts).

Research interests: 
  • Italo-Romance dialectology
  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Comparative Romance linguistics
  • Romance dialectology