Evangelia ADAMOU  

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Brief introduction

Senior Researcher (CR1), French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)


PhD, General Linguistics, 2001, University Paris 5

Academic profile

My main research interests are morpho-syntax and information structure, linguistic typology, language contact, and sociolinguistics. I have published on deixis, differential object marking, focus expression, complementation, grammatical borrowing, as well as descriptive work on several languages. I have conducted extensive fieldwork on Balkan Slavic (Pomak and Nashta spoken in Greece), Romani (spoken in Greek Thrace and in Mexico), and more recently on Ixcatec (Otomanguean language spoken in Mexico). I have participated in several externally-funded research programs on documentation of endangered languages.


  • Adamou E. 2010, Bilingual Speech and Language Ecology in Greek Thrace: Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish, Language in Society 39/2, p. 147-171.
  • Arvaniti A. & E. Adamou. 2011, Focus expression in Romani, Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 28), ed. Mary Byram Washburn et al., 240-248. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Adamou E. 2009, Sabiha: Portrait of a Roma woman in Greek Thrace. Short film 10 min 35. Production Lacito-UPS, CNRS.


Language contact, Linguistic typology, Morphosyntax, Information Structure

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