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Krishnan Ram-Prasad

Krishnan Ram-Prasad

Supervisor: Dr Rupert Thompson

College: Peterhouse

Thesis title (preliminary): The syntax of relative clauses and related phenomena in Proto-Indo-European


Biography:

Krishnan Ram-Prasad is a PhD student in Classics supervised by Dr Rupert Thompson, Prof James Clackson and Dr Vincenzo Vergiani. His research focuses on how we can use Generative (Chomskyan) Grammar to inform our syntactic analysis of Proto-Indo-European. His Masters thesis presented a Generative analysis of "local particles" in Sanskrit, aiming for theoretically sound syntactic comparison with other Indo-European languages with the aim of reconstructing the behaviour these elements in Proto-Indo-European. His PhD takes this idea, and applies it to a wider ranger of languages and linguistic data. In particular, he is looking at applying Generativist theories of syntactic change to reconstruction.

Other academic interests

Language change (incl. phonological, morphological & syntactic change); English linguistics; Comparative literature; Decolonising Classics; Indology.

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Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Apr 25, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

May 16, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference (in honour of P. Millett)

Jul 09, 2020

Faculty of Classics and Downing College, Cambridge

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