Charbel El-Khaissi

Charbel El-Khaissi

Position: PhD Student, Linguistics

School and/or Centres: School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

Thesis topic: 'The Diachrony of Definiteness in Syriac’

Charbel has a diverse background in commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has demonstrated capabilities in providing linguistic solutions in large-scale artificial intelligence programs for global-tech giants.

His PhD project examines (morpho)syntactic change within the nominal paradigm of Syriac, a late dialect of Aramaic. His research focus is on the reanalysis of grammatical definiteness features.


Historical linguistics, syntax, language change, generative grammar, L2 pronunciation, romanisation.

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