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Evangelia ADAMOU

Senior researcher at the CNRS contact
PhD supervisor at Inalco
Elected member of the National Committee for Scientific Research

Research expertise 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.

Research projects

-- Ongoing
The typology and corpus annotation of information structure and grammatical relations (Labex EFL, 2011-2021)
Multifactorial analysis of language changes (Labex EFL, 2011-2021)
Designing spoken corpora for cross-linguistic research (ANR, 2013-2016)
Relative clauses in the Mesoamerican languages (PICS, 2015-2017, dir. E. Palancar & R. Zavala)

-- Recent
Textual and Lexical Documentation of Ixcatec (ELDP, 2010-2013)
Language contact (ANR, 2009-2014)
Electronic database of endangered Slavic varieties (ANR-DFG, coPI 2010-2012)
Language evolution and social ecology (LACITO, co-PI 2008-2012)

Keywords Language contact - syntax - Mexico - Balkans

Ixcatec - Nashta - Pomak - Romani - Greek


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In preparation:
— (under contract). Adamou E. & Y. Matras (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact.
— (under contract). Corpus linguistics methods. In J. Darquennes, J. Salmons & W. Vandenbussche (eds). Language contact. Mouton de Gruyter.
— (under contract) E. Adamou & Y. Matras, Language contact in Romani. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics. Palgrave Macmillan.
— (under contract) E. Adamou & Y. Matras, Syntactic typology. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics. Palgrave Macmillan.

In Press:
— (in press). Adamou E., K. Haude & M. Vanhove (eds). Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in Prosody and Syntax. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
— (in press). 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. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
— (in press). Adamou E. & D. Fanciullo. Why Pomak will not be the next Slavic literary language. In D. Stern, B. Belić & M. Nomachi (eds), Slavic Minorities and Their Literary Languages after 1989. Bern: Peter Lang.

nouveau— 2017, Subject preference in Ixcatec relative clauses (Otomanguean, Mexico). Studies in Language 41(4): 66-109.
nouveau— Adamou E. & R. X. Shen, 2017. There are no language switching costs when codeswitching is frequent. International Journal of Bilingualism (pdf here) (First published date: May-14-2017).
nouveau— 2017, Spatial language and cognition among the Ixcatec-Spanish bilinguals (Mexico). K. Bellamy et al. (eds.), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World.175–209. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins.
nouveau— Adamou Evangelia & Rachel Xingjia Shen. 2017. Beyond language shift: Spatial cognition among the Ixcatecs in Mexico. Journal of Cognition and Culture 17(1-2): 94-115.
— 2016, A Corpus–driven Approach to Language Contact. Endangered Languages in a Comparative Perspective. Boston & Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 240 p. (presented here)
— 2016, Adamou Evangelia, Breu Walter, Scholze Lenka & Shen Xingjia Rachel, Borrowing and contact intensity: A corpus-driven approach from four Slavic minority languages. Journal of Language Contact, 9 (3): 513-542.​
— 2015, Adamou, Evangelia & Kimmo Granqvist, Unevenly mixed Romani languages, International Journal of Bilingualism, 19 (5): 525-547. (preprint here)
— 2014, L'antipassif en ixcatèque. Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris 109 (1):373-396. (preprint HAL)
— 2013, Replicating Spanish estar in Mexican Romani, Linguistics 51(6) : 1075-1105. (pdf here)
— 2011, Temporal uses of Definite Articles and Demonstratives in Pomak (Slavic, Greece), Lingua 121(5) :  871-889. (preprint HAL)
— 2010, Bilingual Speech and Language Ecology in Greek Thrace: Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish, Language in Society 39(2) : 147-171. (download editor's pdf here) (preprint HAL)

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PhD supervision • 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).
Language corpora

Romani from Greece
Romani from Mexico


Pomak (Greece) :

Nashta (Greece) :

Romani (Greece) :

Ixcatec (Mexico) :

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