||Senior researcher at the CNRS
PhD supervisor at Inalco
Elected member of the National Committee for Scientific Research
||I specialize in the functional-typological analysis of endangered languages with a focus on language contact. I have conducted extensive fieldwork on Balkan Slavic spoken in Greece and on Romani spoken in Greece and in Mexico. I have been engaged in the documentation and description of Ixcatec, an Otomanguean language of Mexico with only a handful of speakers remaining.
Recently, I have been working with usage-based approaches, combining corpus-driven studies and experimental methods in the field.
-- As co-Principal Investigator:
• Romani language repertoires in an open world (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2019–2026. Group leader for the French group and Co-PI for the project; with K. Granqvist, Univ. of Södertörn, Sweden; D. Halwachs, Univ. of Graz, Austria; and Y. Matras, Univ. of Manchester, UK)
• Electronic database of endangered Slavic varieties (ANR-DFG, 2010-2012. Group leader for the French group and Co-PI for the project; with W. Breu (Univ. of Konstanz, Germany)
-- As Associate Researcher:
• The typology and corpus annotation of information structure and grammatical relations (Labex EFL, 2011-2019)
• Multifactorial analysis of language changes (Labex EFL, 2011-2019)
• Relative clauses in the Mesoamerican languages (PICS, 2015-2017, dir. E. Palancar & R. Zavala)
• Designing spoken corpora for cross-linguistic research (ANR, 2013-2016)
• Textual and Lexical Documentation of Ixcatec (ELDP, 2010-2013)
• Contacts de langues (ANR, 2009-2014)
Language contact - Bilingualism - Mexico - Balkans
Ixcatec - Nashta - Ngigua - Pomak - Romani
(Contact languages) Greek - Spanish - Turkish
— 2019, Disentangling effects of contact, bilingualism, and attrition in the Balkan Sprachbund. Minority Languages in the Mediterranean - Grammatical Aspects of Language Contact and Language Decline [org. S. Skopeteas & G. Höhn], University of Göttingen, 14-15 June 2019. [invited speaker]
— 2019, Nominal tense in Pomak (Slavic, Greece): An experimental approach, Department of Slavistics, University of Hokkaido, [org. M. Nomachi], 24 July 2019. [invited speaker]
— 2019, Adamou E., Calderon E. & De Pascale S. How to speak 'geocentric' in an 'egocentric' language: A multimodal study among Ngigua-Spanish bilinguals and Spanish monolinguals in a rural community of Mexico. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC15), Workshop Minority Languages & Cognitive Linguistics: towards a two-way relationship [conv. S. Devylder & A. Gaby]. Kwansei Gakuin University, Aug 6-11, 2019.
— 2019, Adamou E. & Y. Haendler. Nominal tense: An experimental approach. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC15). Kwansei Gakuin University, Aug 6-11, 2019.
—2019, Adamou E. & Y. Haendler. When the past is near the interlocutor: Experimental evidence from Pomak. 52 Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2019). University of Leipzig, 21-24 August 2019.
— Adamou E. & Y. Matras (eds). (under contract). The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact. London: Routledge.
— (in press, 2020). The Popolocan languages. S. Wichmann (ed.), Languages and Linguistics of Mexico and Northern Central America: A Comprehensive Guide. Boston & Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
— (in press, 2019) Corpus linguistic methods. In J. Darquennes, J. Salmons & W. Vandenbussche (eds), Language contact: An international handbook. Boston & Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
— (in press, 2019). Zeshan, U., J. Webster, O. Crasborn & E. Adamou. Forces shaping sign multilingualism. U. Zeshan & J. Webster (eds). Sign multilingualism. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter & Nijmegen: Ishara Press.
— (in press, 2019). E. Adamou & Y. Matras. Romani syntactic typology. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics. Palgrave Macmillan.
— (in press, 2019). Y. Matras & E. Adamou. Romani and contact linguistics. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics. Palgrave Macmillan.
— Calderon E., S. De Pascale & E. Adamou. 2019, How to speak 'geocentric' in an 'egocentric' language: A multimodal study among Ngigua-Spanish bilinguals and Spanish monolinguals in a rural community of Mexico. Language Sciences 74: 24-46. (with research data: DOI: 10.17632/bbzjg97smz.1)
— Adamou E. & R. X. Shen. 2019. There are no language switching costs when codeswitching is frequent. International Journal of Bilingualism. 23(1): 53-70. [doi/10.1177/1367006917709094]
— 2018, Adamou E., S. De Pascale, Y. Garcia-Markina & C. Padure. 2018. Do bilinguals generalize estar more than monolinguals and what is the role of conceptual transfer? International Journal of Bilingualism. Online first Dec 5, 2018.
— 2018, Padure C., S. De Pascale & E. Adamou, Variation between the copula si ‘to be’ and the l-clitics in Romani spoken in Mexico, Romani Studies, 28(2): 263-292.
— 2018, Adamou, E., M. Gordon & S. Th. Gries. Prosodic and morphological focus marking in Ixcatec (Otomanguean). In Adamou E., K. Haude & M. Vanhove (eds). Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in Prosody and Syntax, 51–83. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
— 2018, Adamou E., K. Haude & M. Vanhove (eds). Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in Prosody and Syntax. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 450 pp. (presented here)
— 2018, Review article de : R. Torres Cacoullos & C. E. Travis. 2018. Bilingualism in the community. Code-switching and grammars in contact. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 240 p. -- In : Lingua 215: 86-93.
— 2018, Adamou, E. & D. Fanciullo. Why Pomak will not be the next Slavic literary language. D. Stern, M. Nomachi & B. Belić (eds). Linguistic regionalism in Eastern Europe and beyond: minority, regional and literary microlanguages, 40-65. Berlin: Peter Lang.
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|Post-doctoral and PhD supervision
||• 2019-2021, Kate Bellamy, Conflicting Grammars: Gender among bilinguals in Mesoamerica and the Caucasus. Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020).
• 2017-2020, Pablo Irizarri van Suchtelen, Spanish and Romani in contact in Chile. Postdoctoral grant Rubicon, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
• 2016-, Erendira Calderon, Bilinguisme et cognition spatiale chez les Chochos (Mexique), INALCO, with a French-Mexican doctoral fellowship CONACYT
• 2015-, Cristian Padure, La variation copule/clitique sujet en romani du Mexique sous l'influence du ser/estar espagnol, Inalco.
• 2014-2015, Davide Fanciullo, Temporal expressions in nominals: tripartite deictics in the Rhodope dialects of Bulgaria, Université de Macerata (Italy) (co-supervision with V. S. Tomelleri).
— Romani from Greece
— Ixcatec (Pangloss / ELAR)
— Romani from Mexico
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Nashta (Greece) :
Romani (Greece) :
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