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Personal information

I studied Classics at the University of Amsterdam and Comparative Linguistics at Leiden University. I also obtained a law degree. Since my PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2002, I have been teaching Ancient Greek language and literature at the Free University Amsterdam. I am particularly interested in Greek linguistics, especially verbal semantics (tense, aspect, mood, voice), historical linguistics (grammaticalisation), discourse analysis  (particles, word order, text types) and the linguistic aspects of narrative (focalisation, immersion). 

Further academic activities and affiliations

  • Member Editorial Board Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology (Brill)
  • Member Editorial Board Lampas
  • Member International Comittee Ancient Greek Linguistics (ICAGL)
  • Member Advisory Board Mnemosyne
  • Member Advisory Board HABIS (University of Seville)
  • Member research group Language of Literature (OIKOS)
  • Member research group Groupe Aspect Grec (INALCO, Paris). 
  • Member of the board of Scholae, a joint initiative of Dutch Universities aimed at educating secondary school classics teachers
  • Member Programmaraad MasterLanguage

Teaching

I teach on various subjects relating to Greek language and literature. I am currently supervising two PhD projects: Arjan Nijk ("The historical present: the view from Classical Greek") and Joachim Kraaij ("Exposing the Sophistic Fallacy: Plato's Euthydemus. A New Critical Edition with Philological Commentary").

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Keywords

  • P Language and Literature
  • Linguistics, Functionalism
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Narratology

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pragmatics Social Sciences
Ancient Greek Arts & Humanities
linguistics Social Sciences
Constituent Arts & Humanities
Clause Arts & Humanities
appeal Social Sciences
organization Social Sciences
Main Clause Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1999 2017

Ancient Greek Adversative Particles in Contrast

Allan, R. J., 2017, Pragmatic Approaches to Latin and Ancient Greek. Denizot, C. & Spevak, O. (eds.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, Vol. 190, p. 273 301 p. 13. (Studies in Language Companion Series; vol. 139)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The Grammaticalization of Greek Particles: A Functional Discourse Grammar Approach

Allan, R. J., 2017, Ancient Greek Linguistics: New Approaches, Insights, Perspectives. Logozzo, F. & Pocetti, P. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 103-118 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The Greek Future and its History. Le Futur grec et son histoire.

Lambert, F., Allan, R. J. & Markopoulos, T., 2017, Louvain-La-Neuve: Peeters Leuven. 327 p. (Bibliothèque des cahiers de lnguistique de Louvain; vol. 139)

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

The History of the Future: Grammaticalization and Subjectification in Ancient Greek Future Expressions.

Allan, R. J., 2017, The Greek Future and its History. Le futur grec et son histoire. Lambert, F., Allan, R. & Markopoulos, T. (eds.). Louvain-La-Neuve: Peeters Leuven, Vol. 139, p. 43-72 30 p. 2. (Bibliothèque des cahiers de linguistique de Louvain; vol. 139)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The Imperfect Unbound: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Greek Aspect

Allan, R. J., 2017, Variation and Change in Ancient Greek Tense, Aspect and Modality. Bentein, K., Janse, M. & Soltic, J. (eds.). Leiden/Boston: Brill, Vol. 23, p. 100-130 31 p. (Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology; vol. 23)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive Linguistics
Imperfect
Verbs
States of Affairs
Construal

Activities 2001 2017

  • 53 Lecture / Presentation
  • 5 Editorial work
  • 3 Membership
  • 1 Conference

Herodotus’ style as ‘Sprache der Nähe’

Allan, R. J. (Speaker)
18 May 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Immersed into the Storyworld. A cognitive linguistic-narratological approach.

Allan, R. J. (Speaker)
27 Oct 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Epistemic meaning of ὀφείλω

Allan, R. J. (Speaker)
26 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic