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Dr Christina Sevdali Lecturer

School of Communication
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Jordanstown campus
Room 17E08
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 (0)28 903 66402
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Christina Sevdali joined Ulster University as a Lecturer in Linguistics in 2009, and became Course Director of the BSc (Hons) Language and Linguistics in 2011. Her research interests span language change to multilingualism. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises a number of PhD students.  

Christina received her BA from the University of Crete in 2000. She then moved to the University of Cambridge, where she received her MPhil in 2002 and her PhD in 2007. Her thesis, entitled "Infinitival clauses in Ancient Greek: overt and null subjects, the role of case and focus", was supervised by Ian Roberts. In 2006, she spent time visiting the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.

Her historical linguistics research focuses on the properties of infinitival clauses and their subjects, in Ancient Greek. More recently she worked on the nature of dative case cross-linguistically in joint work with Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete). Her work is published in major journals including Language, Syntax, Lingua, Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics and Journal of Historical Syntax. She has co-edited an Oxford University Press volume with Raffaella Folli and Robert Truswell on “Syntax and its limits”.  

In 2012, Christina was part of the team who founded UCoM (Ulster Centre on Multilingualism), an information service for people raising or working with children growing up multilingual. She leads the UCoM – Barnardo’s initiative “Language made fun” that supports language and linguistics students in assisting children of refugees and asylum seekers with their English through play.

Research publications

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