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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, in a bid to unify philological and contemporary linguistic approaches to language change. His PhD thesis takes this idea, and applies it to a wider ranger of languages and linguistic data, applying Generativist theories of syntactic change to reconstruction. He is focusing in particular on relative syntax.

Other academic interests

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

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Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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