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Faculty of Classics

 

Supervisor: Professor James Clackson

College: Newnham

Thesis title (preliminary): A Typology of Hyperbata on Classical Latin Prose

Biography

Before coming to Cambridge for my PhD in 2019, I was educated at Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin (Lyon, France), Stockholm University (Sweden) and Università degli studi Ca’ Foscari (Venice, Italy). At Stockholm University, I worked as a research assistant to the Ars edendi programme Feb 2014–Dec 2015, organising guest lectures, copy-editing scholarly volumes, assisting the individual scholars in their research and co-organising a large international conference in August 2016. I also worked as a teaching assistant at the Department for Romance Studies and Classics Jan 2015–Sept 2017, teaching beginners’ and intermediary classes of Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as fulfilling administrative duties and supporting students with special needs. In February 2019, I took the initiative to and co-organised Scandinavia’s first student conference for Classics, generously funded by Kungl. Patr. Sällskapet and Hagendahls stiftelse to the value of £3.000 and uniting participants from three countries.

Research

My PhD research focuses on hyperbaton in Republican Latin prose, examining this construction from a number of perspectives, including the categories of words involved, their syntactic and discursive functions, etc. I base my study on a searchable database containing over 20 000 items collected from the oratory works of Cicero, both ‘split’ noun phrases and ‘non-split’ ones used for comparison. 

Other academic interests

Historical linguistics, ancient and modern sociolinguistics, comparative syntax, foreign and second language acquisition.

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

I teach Latin language and reading classes at the Faculty of Classics as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I also supervise undergraduates for Latin language and Philology essays.

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