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Professor Martin Maiden FBA

Position: Professor of the Romance Languages, Fellow of Trinity College

Address: Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Taylor Institution, Oxford, OX1 2JF

Tel: +44-01865 270488

Email: martin.maiden@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Research interests and profile:

My areas of interest are:

— history and structure of all the Romance languages (especially Romanian with other Romance varieties of eastern Europe and Italian with other Italo-Romance dialects)

— historical linguistics (especially historical morphology and phonology)

— morphological theory

— dialectology

Recent research projects which I have directed within the Research Centre for Romance Linguistics:

Autonomous morphology in diachrony: evidence from the Romance languages (2006-2010, funded by the AHRC). This explores the emergence and persistence of ‘morphomic’ (‘autonomously morphological’) structures in the verb, drawing on a vast range of dialectological material. I am writing (with M-O. Hinzelin and JC Smith) a book arising from this project, The Romance Verb. Morphomic Structure and Diachrony, accepted for publication by OUP. I have published to date some 15 papers in connection with this project.

The Romance Noun: a comparative-historical study of plural formation (2011-12, funded by the Leverhulme Trust). This explores, from minute examination of dialectological and other materials, the morphological evolution of number marking in Romance.

Web page: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/maiden


BA (Modern and Medieval Languages) Trinity Hall Cambridge 1980
M.Phil (Linguistics) Trinity Hall Cambridge 1981
Ph. D. (Linguistics) Trinity Hall Cambridge 1986

Lecturer in Italian, University of Bath 1982-1989
Lecturer in Romance Philology, University of Cambridge 1989-1996
Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge, 1989-1996
Professor of the Romance Languages, Oxford, 1996 -
Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, 1996 -

Fellow of the British Academy, 2003 -