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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Dr Imre Galambos
Chinese manuscripts; Dunhuang studies; Tangut studies; history of Chinese writing; contacts between China and Central Asia; Silk Road

Dr Yanyu Guo
Second language acquisition research within the framework of formal linguistics; Chinese linguistics; bilingualism and multilingualism

Dr Shai Heijmans
Rabbinic Hebrew; Biblical Hebrew and its vocalisation systems; Jewish Aramaic

Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl
Ancient Hebrew philology and linguistics, Ancient Hebrew periodization, exegesis

Dr Eivind Kahrs
Sanskrit literature; patterns of the Indian linguistic and ritualistic traditions; Indian philosophy and religion in general, including Buddhism.

Dr Benjamin Kantor
Biblical Hebrew, Historical Hebrew, Hebrew Reading Traditions, Medieval Hebrew Grammarians, Comparative Semitics, Arabic, Comparing Biblical/Arabic Literature, Koine Greek, Biblical Greek

Dr Michael Rand
Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) in Hebrew and Aramaic from Byzantine period Palestine; Hebrew codicology

Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Classical and literary Chinese language and philology; cultural history of pre-imperial and early imperial China; text and manuscript studies

Dr Vincenzo Vergiani
History of linguistic ideas and the philosophy of language in ancient India, including the role of grammar in the history of Sanskrit

Dr Boping Yuan
Empirical studies of bilingualism and multilingualism; linguistic approaches to non-native Chinese grammars; Chinese linguistics, syntax and semantics