Robin Meyer

Diebold Research Assistant in Comparative Philology & Lector for Latin and Greek language
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics & Faculty of Classics

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After a BA in Classics and Oriental Studies and an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, I completed a DPhil on language contact between Classical Armenian and West Middle Iranian languages (Parthian, Middle Persian), focusing on syntactic patterns Armenian had 'borrowed' from Parthian. My current research deals with the typology and historical development of relative clauses across the world's languages. For the moment, however, I'm concentrating on ancient Italic languages. Next to this project, I hope to set up a regular translation workshop at Wolfson, centring on the work of the 18th-century Georgian-Armenian poet Sayat‘-Nova. Apart from research, my job involves language teaching, mainly of Latin and Greek.

My main interests lie in historical linguistics and comparative philology, esp. of Latin, Greek, Iranian, and Armenian. Within linguistics, I focus on morphology, syntax, and typology.