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Post: Assistant Professor
Phone: 210 7277 462
Office: 902
E-mail: nlavidas@enl.uoa.gr


Nikolaos Lavidas is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a B.A. in Philology (specialization: Linguistics), an M.A. in Linguistics (with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation [ΙΚΥ]) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics (with a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Prior to his employment at the University of Athens, he was Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a postdoctoral researcher (with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation) at the University of the Aegean and the University of Athens, and he taught Linguistics at the University of Peloponnese, the University of Patras and the University of the Aegean. His research interests lie in the areas of historical linguistics, syntax-semantics interface, argument structure, language change, (historical) language contact and historical corpora. He has co-edited the volumes Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Development (Benjamins Current Topics 75. John Benjamins, 2015), Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics vols. 1-3 (De Gruyter, 2014), and the special issue Typology of Labile Verbs: Focus on Diachrony (Linguistics 52.4, 2014). He has authored the monograph Transitivity Alternations in Diachrony. Changes in Argument Structure and Voice Morphology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). His recent publications include the following chapters and articles: Cognate noun constructions in Early Modern English: The case of Tyndale’s New Testament (In Explorations in English Historical Syntax. [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory]. John Benjamins, 2017), Case in diachrony: Or, why Greek is not English (In Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax. [Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics]. Oxford University Press, 2017), Between Passive and Middle: Evidence from Greek and beyond (with Leonid Kulikov – In Contrastive Studies in Verbal Valency. [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 237]. John Benjamins, 2016), Unaccusativity and the diachrony of null and cognate objects in Greek (In Argument Structure in Flux: The Naples/ Capri Papers [Studies in Language Companion Series 131]. John Benjamins, 2013), On the verbal complements of aspectual verbs (with Gaberell Drachman – Journal of Greek Linguistics 12, 2012), Passives in the history of Greek: Evidence for the role of the passive suffix (Folia Linguistica Historica 33, 2012).