Research Projects

My PhD project (2019-2023) is supported by funding from an aspirant fundamental research grant from the Scientific Research Foundation of Flanders FWO, 1122620N. The project analyses counterfactual constructions in the history of Greek. By studying counterfactuals in the history of Greek, I aim to contribute to existing historical linguistic and typological work on counterfactual constructions. To do so, I synthesize 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?). 

The project is mainly supervised by prof. dr. Klaas Bentein (Ghent University), my promotor, and dr. Rutger Allan (Free University Amsterdam), my co-promotor. In addition, I am 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).

International research project participation

A Typology of Habituals, PI Kees Hengeveld

Pragmatics in Cyclicity, PI Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Everyday Writing in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. A Socio-Semiotic Study of Communicative Variation (EVWRIT), PI Klaas Bentein