Research Projects

Current International Research Projects 

A Typology of Habituals, PI Kees Hengeveld. We are devising a novel typology of habitual constructions across languages. I am contributing studies on habitual and generic constructions in Ancient Greek, extending my previously published work on these topics.

Pragmatics in Cyclical language change, PI Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen. This network collects researchers interested in cyclical processes of language change. I am contributing studies on the life cycles of counterfactual constructions, in particular using my past and current work on counterfactuals from Archaic to Post-Classical Greek.

Everyday Writing in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. A Socio-Semiotic Study of Communicative Variation (EVWRIT), PI Klaas Bentein. This ERC project aims to create a novel socio-semiotic approach to communicative variation in Greek papyri from Egypt. 

Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek - PhD project

My PhD project (01-11-2019 to 01-11-2023) was funded by a fundamental research grant from the Scientific Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO 1122620N). In the project, I analysed counterfactual constructions in Ancient Greek. By studying these counterfactuals, I contributed to existing pragmatic, historical linguistic and typological work on counterfactual constructions. To that end, I synthesized three methodologies: pragmatics (how were the counterfactual constructions used in Ancient Greek?), historical linguistics (how do counterfactual constructions develop in Ancient Greek?) and linguistic typology (how do counterfactual marking strategies in Ancient Greek relate to those found cross-linguistically?). See my publications for the papers which have thus far come out.

The project was mainly supervised by prof. dr. Klaas Bentein (Ghent University), my promotor, and dr. Rutger Allan (VU University Amsterdam), my co-promotor. In addition, I was very lucky to have key experts on counterfactuals in Ancient Greek as well as the diachrony of Greek in my doctoral advisory committee: prof.dr. Gerry Wakker (University of Groningen), prof.dr. Mark Janse (Ghent University) and prof. Antonio Revuelta Puigdollers (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).