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Research Projects

Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek - PhD project

My PhD project (2019-2023) is funded by a fundamental research grant from the Scientific Research Foundation of Flanders FWO, 1122620N. The project analyses counterfactual constructions in Ancient Greek. By studying these counterfactuals, I aim to contribute to existing pragmatic, 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?). See my publications for the papers which have thus far come out.


The project is mainly supervised by prof. dr. Klaas Bentein (Ghent University), my promotor, and dr. Rutger Allan (VU 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 projects 

A Typology of Habituals, PI Kees Hengeveld. We are devising a novel typology of habitual constructions across languages. 


Pragmatics in Cyclical language change, PI Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen. This network collects researchers interested in cyclical processes of language change. 


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.