Roumyana Pancheva








Office: 301 GFS
(213) 821-1221


I am an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. From 1998 to 2000, I worked as a research associate in the Brain and Language Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University. I have been at USC since the fall of 2000.


My work focuses on syntax and on the interface between syntax and semantics. It employs formal modeling, cross-linguistic comparison from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, and experimental methods. Among my main ongoing projects are:


the grammar and processing of degree expressions

the grammar of person and perspective

the grammar of tense and aspect

the historical syntax of South Slavic


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