Professor Martin Maiden
Southern Europe Italy Linguistics Romance Eastern Europe including Russia Romania
Martin Maiden is Professor of the Romance Languages at Oxford, a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford (since 1996), and Director of the Oxford Research Centre for Romance Linguistics (since 2007). He studied at Cambridge University (PhD. in Linguistics 1987). From 1982-1989 he taught Italian at Bath University, and from 1989-1996 Romance Philology at Cambridge University. He was Vice-President of the Società di Linguistica Italiana (2003-2004). He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest (2013). In 2014 he was appointed 'Commander' in the 'National Order for 'Faithful Service' of Romania, by decree of the President of Romania, for services to the Romanian language in Britain. His particular research interests are in Italian and Romanian linguistics and dialectology, historical linguistics, and morphology.