Pietro Bortone (BA, MSt, MPhil, DPhil)

    



Wolfson College
Oxford OX2 6UD
England
pietro.bortone@classics.ox.ac.uk
                     University of Oxford  

 





 



  




 




 

       Current research areas
  • The role of language in identity ascriptions
  • The concept of identity
  • The interrelation between the Greek language and Greek ethnic categories
  • Explanations for semantic shifts in the history of the Greek language


      
Fields of interests
  • Ancient Greek, Byzantine, and Modern Greek Philology and Linguistics
  • Classics, Byzantine Studies, Modern Greek Studies
  • Historical Linguistics, Comparative Philology, Descriptive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics


      Some past awards
  • Uppsala University, Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS): Fellowship
  • Institute for Advanced Study at Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg): Fellowship
  • Rhodes University: Hugh LeMay Research Fellowship in Classics
  • UIC Institute for the Humanities: Research Fellowship  
  • Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks: Summer Research Fellowship  
  • Princeton University, Program in Hellenic Studies: Research Fellowship 
  • Princeton University, Wilson College Princeton: College Fellowship
  • University of Athens: Onassis Foundation Scholarship 
  • University of Oxford: Wingate Foundation Scholarship 


      Other positions
  • Institute for Advanced Study at Bucharest (NEC): Guest Professorship
  • University of Oxford: Instructor in Ancient Greek for the Faculty of Classics 
  • University of Oxford: Tutor in Greek Linguistics
  • Oxford University Press: Etymologist for the Oxford English Dictionary 
  • Bloomsbury Publishing, London: Etymologist for the Encarta World Dictionary 


      Education
  • University of Oxford: D.Phil. in Greek philology
  • University of Oxford: M.Phil. in Comparative Philology 
  • University of Oxford: M.St. in Linguistic Theory
  • King’s College London: B.A. in Classical, Medieval, & Modern Greek


       Book published
  • Bortone, P. 2010. Greek prepositions from antiquity to the present. Oxford: Oxford University Press [scholarly reviews]


       Downloadable articles
  • Bortone, P. 2014.  ‘Adpositions’. Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. Boston: Brill [free pdf]
  • Bortone, P. 2009. 'Greek with no history, no standard, no models’. Standard Languages and Language Standards:
       Greek,
    Past and Present. London: Ashgate [free pdf]


 
     Some institutions where lectures have been given


  • Harvard University 
  • Princeton University
  • City University of New York
  • Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
  • University of Chicago
  • University of London (SOAS)
  • Rhodes University
  • Bibliotheca Classica Petropolitana
  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Athens
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Centre for Advanced Studies at Sofia
  • University of Pretoria
  • Institute for Advanced Study (NEC) at Bucharest 
  • Uppsala University
  • University of Thessaloniki
  • UIC Institute for the Humanities
  • Université de Paris V


        Formal training for university teaching
  • University of Oxford, Faculty of Classics (for the teaching of Ancient Greek and Latin)
  • Princeton University, Center for Teaching and Learning 
  • University of Oxford, Academic Staff Development & Training (for tutorial teaching)
  • University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education (for lecturing and small-group teaching)


       Courses taught at various universities

  • Classical Greek Syntax
  • Modern Greek Linguistics
  • Introduction to Katharevousa
  • Modern Greek (level 1)
  • Modern Greek (level 2)
  • Modern Greek (level 3)
  • Modern Greek (level 4)
  • Modern Greek Literature
  • Modern Greek Authors
  • Modern Greek Culture