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Department of English
 
Anaïd Donabédian-Demopoulos

Visiting Professor of Linguistics

PhD  (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, 1991), Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Inalco, Paris, 2000), MA and BA (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Email: adonabedian@inalco.fr 


Professor at
INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) and member of the Joint Research Unit SeDyL  (Structure et DYnamique des Langues, Inalco-CNRS-IRD), Anaïd is currently a visiting Professor at AUB (2013-2015). She is hosted by the Department of English and the Center for Language Research and Teaching (CeLRT).  Her appointment was made possible through a grant from the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement).  She is collaborating with Lina Choueiri on a research project that aims to study issues related to multilingualism in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

Her research interests are in (1) descriptive and typological linguistics; (2) methods in linguistic research (e.g. modeling of language contact, linguistic corpora, field methods); (3) issues of linguistic norms and variation, especially in schools and in relation to language endangerment.

Her publications are focused on (1) the description of several linguistic categories in Western Armenian (notably TAM categories), using mainly the Enunciative Framework grounded in a corpus-based approach; and (2) sociolinguistic topics related to diaspora languages and multilingualism.

She has been the Director of SeDyL (2010-2013), is currently a member of the Directors’ Board of Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, and has been a foreign member of the National Academy of Science in the Republic of Armenia since 2012.

The courses she has taught at INALCO include:

Armenian section:

Armenian linguistics and corpus linguistics (BA and MA)

Modern Armenian grammar (contrastive approach of Eastern and Western Armenian) (BA)

History of the Armenian language from a linguistic and and socio-cultural point of view (BA)

General linguistics:

Theories and data in linguistics (seminar for PhD students)

Cross-linguistic workshops on language description (BA)

 

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