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Andrei Munteanu

IPA (Rom.): [anˈdrej munˈte̯anu]

email: andrei.munteanu at mail.utoronto.ca

About

I was born in Moldova and relocated to Canada as a child. In 2016 I attained an Honour's Bachelors Degree with high distinction from the University of Toronto, majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Latin and English. Thereafter, I decided to pursue the life of an academic, enrolling first in the Linguistics Master's program and then the Linguistics Doctoral program, both also at UofT. I am currently completing my PhD, while also working as a Teacher's Assistant, Research Assistant, and Course Instructor. In my free time I enjoy classical literature and poetry as well as chess and chess variants.

Research

My interests lie in historical linguistics and phonology. In my dissertation, I develop a quantitative framework for evaluating the likelihood of comparative reconstructions. My hope is that this research will help settle debates about specific reconstructions and serve to propel the comparative method further into the past. More generally I'm interested in the applications of theoretical frameworks, quantitative methods, and computation in diachronic linguistics.

In addition, I have worked homophony avoidance, on the effects of emotion on vowel formants, effects of pragmatics and syntax on F0, and on dialect accomodation.

Languages

Natural

  • English
  • Russian (nat.)
  • Romanian (nat.)
  • Latin (inter.)
  • Japanese (inter.)
  • Ancient Greek (beg.)
  • Old English (beg.)
  • Old Church Slavonic (beg.)

Computer

  • R (inter.)
  • Python (inter.)
  • HTML (beg.)
  • CSS (beg.)