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Dr Rodrigo Hernaiz Gomez

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Professional biography

I am a linguist and fellow of the HEA, working as Lecturer in Languages and Linguistics at the Open University since 2017.

MA in Humanities, MA in Linguistics, MA in Ancient Languages and in Assyriology. In 2018, I completed a dissertation on Studies on linguistic and orthographic variation in Old Babylonian letters and was awarded a PhD degree at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany), with magna cum laude distinction.

Before joining the OU, I have worked as a FPI Researcher at the IPOA, Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona (Spain), and taught Spanish courses at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany) and the University of Bedfordshire (UK).



Research interests

I am interested in diachronic linguistics, from ancient language records to modern cross-linguistic diversity and typology.

My research interests include the use of corpora, comparative linguistics and (historical) sociolinguistics to investigate the mechanisms of language variation and change (or the patterns of stability) within a cross-linguistic perspective.

Teaching interests

Language variation and change, typology and grammatical description.

Member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE, Linguistic European Society)

Member of the International Association of Assyriology