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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.

Supervisor: Dr Rupert Thompson
College: Peterhouse
Thesis title (preliminary): The syntax of relative clauses and related phenomena in Proto-Indo-European
 Krishnan  Ram-Prasad
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Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

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The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

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Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

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Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

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Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.