Amanda Thomas

Research

My DPhil thesis, Divergence and Mismatches in Portuguese Morphology and Syntax, uses the theories of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) and Paradigm Function Morphology (PFM) to gain insights into diachronic data. In particular, I am developing a formal LFG-PFM analysis of the development of grammatical mismatches found in some Portuguese varieties, including the ‘double past participles’ and grammaticalised pronouns. More generally, my research interests include variation across the Romance languages, historical linguistics, and formally explicit models of syntax and morphology.

Teaching

Within Linguistics, I have taught lectures and tutorials for FHS Syntax, intercollegiate classes for Prelims Grammatical Analysis, and tutorials for the two Portuguese linguistics papers. I have also taught classes on Portuguese translation for the Portuguese sub-Faculty.

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