Adina Camelia Bleotu
Adina Camelia Bleotu is a teaching assistant at the English Department of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, working on morphology, language acquisition and psycholinguistics. She earned her PhD in 2015 from Ca'Foscari University, Venice, with a thesis comparing various morphological approaches to denominal verbs. Her subsequent research focused on language acquisition experiments on various semantic and pragmatic phenomena (during an ICUB Grant and an internship on experimental pragmatics at ZAS, Berlin), as well as on psycholinguistic studies on agreement attraction errors (during a Fulbright Grant at UMass, Amherst). You can check out her CV here.
Mentor: Alina Tigău
Alina Tigău is an associate professor at the English Department of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, working on the syntax and semantics of the Romanian verb phrase from a comparative perspective with Romance and Germanic languages. Dr. Tigău earned her PhD in 2010 from the University of Bucharest, with a thesis devoted to the syntax and semantics of the direct object in Romance and Germanic languages. Her subsequent research focused mainly on Differential Object Marking and Clitic Doubling as part of her endeavour within a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Letters. Since 2016 Dr. Tigău has worked as a Humboldt and later as a member within the research project "Internal Arguments in Romance" at the University of Cologne, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I, investigating ditransitive constructions in Romance. You can check out her CV here.
Collaborator: Rodica Ivan
Rodica Ivan is a Research Scientist at Altus Assessments, who empower higher institutions to take into account non-academic competencies such as empathy and collaborativeness when making key academic decisions. She is also currently working as a Sessional Instructional Assistant at the University of Toronto within the Department of Language Studies. As a linguist, she is a firm believer that psycholinguistics is crucial in the investigation of our assumptions about language and its syntax. In her UMass dissertation, she presents experimental data that provide evidence that syntactic and pragmatic constraints jointly determine the choice of pronominal expressions for reflexives and bound variable anaphora in Romanian. This data was gathered by means of four NSF DDRI funded experiments on the comprehension and production of pronouns and anaphora in Romanian. Rodica Ivan is also among the first linguists to investigate adult comprehension in Romanian, having also run studies on NPI illusions for strong/weak NPIs and neg-words in this negative concord language. In addition, Rodica has a passion for fieldwork, having also worked on Yalalag Zapotec, Vietnamese, Somali, and Farsi. Her contribution to the current project on denominals involves experimental work that employs semi-artificial denominal verbs to shed light on the structure of figure reflexives in Romanian. You can check out her cv here.