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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre


The history and development of Proto-Indo-European and the Indo-European languages, in particular the Italic and Celtic language families. Indo-European phonology and morphology, mechanisms of sound change, and language classification. I am currently working on the historical phonology of the Sabellic languages of Ancient Italy (Oscan, Umbrian, South Picene ).

Senior Lecturer in Classics, Faculty of Classics
Director of Studies, Linguistics, Peterhouse College
Research Associate, Greek in Italy project
Departments and institutes: 
Dr Nicholas  Zair