Nilo Pedrazzini


My DPhil thesis looks at competing finite and non-finite constructions in Early Slavic temporal subordination. Theoretically, my research is largely set within formal discourse-representation frameworks. Methodologically, it is quantitative and computational, and draws from typological variation among modern and historical languages.

I am currently on a hiatus from my DPhil until July 2023, as I work full-time as a Research Assistant in Corpus-Based Digital Humanities at The Alan Turing Institute, within the Living with Machines project.

Visit my website to read about my research in more detail.


I held General Linguistics (Paper VIII) tutorials at Oxford in 2020-2021 and was Hourly-Paid Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London between September 2021 and January 2022.


Marongiu, P., Pedrazzini, N., Ribary, M., & McGillivray, B. Forthcoming. Le Journal of Open Humanities Data ( JOHD): enjeux et défis dans la publication de data papers pour les sciences humaines.

Pedrazzini, N. 2022. One question, different annotation depths: A case study in Early Slavic. Journal of Historical Syntax 6 (Special issue: “Annotating Historical Corpora”), 1–40. DOI:

Pedrazzini, N., & Eckhoff, H. M. 2021. OldSlavNet: A scalable Early Slavic dependency parser trained on modern language data. Software Impacts 100063. DOI:

Pedrazzini, N. 2020. Exploiting cross-dialectal gold syntax for low-resource historical languages: Towards a generic parser for pre-modern Slavic. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Humanities Research (CHR 2020)), 237–247. Amsterdam, Netherlands. URL:

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