Research Fellow in Classics at Gonville and Caius College
Areas of expertise
My research interests include Oscan and Italic languages, Greek in Italy, language contact in the ancient world (especially in pre-Roman Italy), onomastics and ancient epigraphy. More generally, I am interested in the ways in which modern sociolinguistics can be applied to ancient languages, especially in relation to bilingualism and gender linguistics. My PhD thesis (2013) is entitled “Language Contact in South Oscan Epigraphy”.
(2015) Oscan in Southern Italy and Sicily: Evaluating Language Contact in a Fragmentary Corpus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
(2015) “New Readings from the Bilingual Petelia Curse Tablet”. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (with Livia Tagliapietra and Nicholas Zair)
(2012) “Oscan ϝουρουστ and the Roccagloriosa law tablet.” Incontri Linguistici 35, 31-45 (with Nicholas Zair)
(2012) “The Testament of Vibius Adiranus.” Journal of Roman Studies102: 40-55
(2012) “Do Personal Names in South Oscan Show Influence from Greek?” In Torsten Meissner (ed.) Personal Names in the Western Roman World, Berlin: Curach Bhán