Nikolaos Lavidas is Associate Professor of Diachronic Linguistics at the Faculty of English Language and Literature (Department of Language and Linguistics), School of Philosophy, 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) 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 language change, (historical) language contact, historical corpora, and syntax-semantics interface. He has published the monographs: The Diachrony of Written Language Contact: A Contrastive Approach (Brill, 2021), Transitivity Alternations in Diachrony. Changes in Argument Structure and Voice Morphology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). He has co-edited the volumes (among others) Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Development (John Benjamins, 2015), Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics - Volumes 1-3 (De Gruyter, 2014), and the special issues (among others) Morphosyntactic Isoglosses in Indo-European (Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 2020), Fragments or Ellipsis or Both? New Challenges and New Perspectives (Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 2020), Language Contact in the History of English (Linguistics Vanguard, 2020), Typology of Labile Verbs: Focus on Diachrony (Linguistics 52.4, 2014). His recent publications include the following chapters and articles: On historical language contact in English and its types: State of the art and new directions (with Alexander Bergs – Linguistics Vanguard 6, 2020), Word order and closest-conjunct agreement in the Greek Septuagint: On the position of a biblical translation in the diachrony of a syntactic correlation(Questions and Answers in Linguistics 5, 2019), Voice, transitivity and tense/ aspect: Directionality of change in Indo-European (with Leonid Kulikov – Reconstructing Syntax. Brill, 2020), Cognate noun constructions in Early Modern English: The case of Tyndale’s New Testament (In: Explorations in English Historical Syntax. John Benjamins, 2017), Case in diachrony: Or, why Greek is not English (In: Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax. Oxford University Press, 2017), Between Passive and Middle: Evidence from Greek and beyond (with Leonid Kulikov – In: Contrastive Studies in Verbal Valency. John Benjamins, 2016). He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), and co-organizer and coordinator of the international summer school Naxos Summer School on Diachronic Linguistics and of the CIVIS course “Languages in Europe and their diachronies”. For more information, see:;