Evangelia Adamou

List of John Benjamins publications for which Evangelia Adamou plays a role.


Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in prosody and syntax

Edited by Evangelia Adamou, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 199] 2018. vi, 450 pp.
Subjects Phonology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Cabanzo, Esteban Acuña, Evangelia Adamou and Adèle Sutre 2020 Contact-induced change and mobility: A cross-disciplinary approach to Romani in Latin AmericaLanguage Ecology 4:2, pp. 133–150
This paper takes as its starting point a contact-induced grammatical innovation at the level of attributive predications that has been reported for various Romani speakers, in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and the United States. Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, we present evidence both from a… read more | Article
Adamou, Evangelia, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove 2018 Chapter 1. Investigating information structure in lesser-known and endangered languages: An introductionInformation Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in prosody and syntax, Adamou, Evangelia, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove (eds.), pp. 1–14
Adamou, Evangelia, Matthew Gordon and Stefan Th. Gries 2018 Chapter 3. Prosodic and morphological focus marking in Ixcatec (Otomanguean)Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in prosody and syntax, Adamou, Evangelia, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove (eds.), pp. 51–84
This paper presents the first description of the expression of focus in Ixcatec, a nearly extinct language of Mexico. The study is based on experimental tasks carried out with the last three fluent speakers of Ixcatec. Prosodic analysis shows that in Ixcatec, a language with three lexical tones,… read more | Chapter
Subject preference in relative clauses (RCs) has been reported in typologically diverse languages, but overall one notes that the number of languages analyzed experimentally remains extremely low. This paper presents experimental and natural evidence from Ixcatec, a critically-endangered… read more | Article
Adamou, Evangelia 2017 Chapter 8. Spatial language and cognition among the last Ixcatec-Spanish bilinguals (Mexico)Multidisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Bellamy, Kate, Michael W. Child, Paz González, Antje Muntendam and M. Carmen Parafita Couto (eds.), pp. 175–207
This paper discusses spatial language and bilingual cognition with evidence from the last four speakers of Ixcatec who have shifted to Spanish in their everyday life. Based on a free-speech corpus,Study 1shows that the Ixcatec spatial expressions are mainly intrinsic and geocentric, similar to what… read more | Chapter
The speakers of Muslim communities living in Greek Thrace are typically trilingual in Romani, Turkish and Greek. In an earlier work (Adamou 2010) it is said that Thrace Romani is an example of a fused lect, defined as a form of stabilized code-switching (Auer 1998). The claim was that Turkish… read more | Article
Adamou, Evangelia 2013 Change and variation in a trilingual setting: Evidentiality in Pomak (Slavic, Greece)The Interplay of Variation and Change in Contact Settings, Léglise, Isabelle and Claudine Chamoreau (eds.), pp. 229–252
In Pomak (Greece), we attest to the loss of a morphologically overt expression of mediate information, passing through a stage of variation (determined by syntactic, semantic, and discursive criteria). This change takes place in a trilingual setting where the main contact language (Greek) has no… read more | Article
Deixis expressed by three definite articles is a well-known characteristic of the Pomak varieties, given the absence of grammaticalized definite markers in most Slavic languages. In this paper, we present a practically unknown use of deixis in Slavic languages, namely the use of deictic suffixes in… read more | Article