Artemii Kuznetsov


Hertford College

Educational Background:

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese language and literature as well as a Master's Degree in General linguistics from Saint Petersburg State University (Russia). For my MA thesis, I examined the grammaticalisation of deictic motion verbs in Japanese. After graduation, I worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Linguistic Studies (RAS) in Saint Petersburg, National Institute for Japanese language and Linguistics in Tokyo, and Kyoto University.


Currently, I am conducting research on the evolution of referential structure in Japanese under the supervision of Prof. Bjarke Frellesvig. In this study, I investigate whether the strategies of referential choice (i.e. between zero forms, pronouns, full noun phrases) in Japanese written narratives have changed over more than one thousand years, and, if so, what are the morphosyntactic mechanics of this change. My broader academic interests include linguistic typology, grammaticalisation theory, and poetics.


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