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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.
Recently, I have been working with usage-based approaches, combining corpus-driven studies and experimental methods in the field.
Research projects

-- 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)
Marked constructions and information structure (Labex EFL, ANR, 2020–2024. Group leader with L. Brunetti).
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


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In preparation:
— Adamou E. (under contract). The Adaptive Bilingual Mind: Insights from Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In press:
— Adamou E. & Y. Haendler (in press). An experimental approach to nominal tense: Evidence from Pomak (Slavic). Language.
— Adamou E. & Y. Matras (eds). (in press, 2020). The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact. London: Routledge.
— (in press, 2020). Y. Matras & E. Adamou. Borrowing. In Adamou E. & Y. Matras (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact. London: Routledge.
— (forthcoming, 2021). The Popolocan languages. S. Wichmann (ed.). Languages and Linguistics of Mexico and Northern Central America: A Comprehensive Guide. Boston & Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

— 2020, E. Adamou & Y. Matras. Romani syntactic typology. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics, 187-227. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
— 2020, Y. Matras & E. Adamou. Romani and contact linguistics. In Y. Matras & A. Tenser (eds). Handbook of Romani language and linguistics, 329-352. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

— 2019, Calderon E., S. De Pascale & E. Adamou. 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)
— 2019, Adamou E. & R. X. Shen. There are no language switching costs when codeswitching is frequent. International Journal of Bilingualism. 23(1): 53-70. [doi: 10.1177/1367006917709094]
— 2019, Adamou E. Corpus linguistic methods. In J. Darquennes, J.C. Salmons & W. Vandenbussche (eds). Language contact: An international handbook, vol. 1, 638–653. Boston & Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
— 2019, Adamou E., S. De Pascale, Y. Garcia-Markina & C. Padure. Do bilinguals generalize estar more than monolinguals and what is the role of conceptual transfer? International Journal of Bilingualism. 23(6), 1549–1580. (doi: 10.1177/1367006918812175).
— 2019, E. Adamou, O. Crasborn, J. Webster & U. Zeshan. Forces shaping sign multilingualism. In U. Zeshan & J. Webster (eds). Sign multilingualism, 1-22. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton & Nijmegen: Ishara Press.
— 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

Post-doctoral 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).

Doctoral supervision:
• 2019-, Melanie Schippling, On the relations of spoken and written Romani. INALCO co-supervision with B. Hellwig, Univ. of Cologne.
• 2016-, Erendira Calderon, Bilinguisme et cognition spatiale chez les Chochos (Mexique), INALCO, with a French-Mexican doctoral fellowship CONACYT
• 2015-2019, 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 Nashta
Romani from Greece
Ixcatec (Pangloss / ELAR)
Romani from Mexico
Outreach Participatory digital storytelling among Roma youth in Greece

Pomak (Greece) :

Nashta (Greece) :

Romani (Greece) :

Ixcatec (Mexico) :

Other website https://evangeliaadamousite.wordpress.com/

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