Antoine Primerano is a PhD researcher in Hispanic Linguistics, with a focus on Ibero-Romance Historical Morphosyntax and Dialectology. Antoine (°1997) was born and grew up in Charleroi, Belgium. He holds a Bachelor's (2017) and a Master's (2018) degree in Linguistics and Literature (English-Spanish) and a Master's degree in Historical Linguistics and Literature (2019) from Ghent University. Throughout his degrees, he completed various stays abroad: one semester at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2016) and one semester at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain (2017), as well as a research traineeship at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2018).
In 2019, Antoine started working on an FWO-funded PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr Marleen Van Peteghem and Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) aimed at examining the geographical diffusion pattern of and the role of language contact in the grammaticalisation of the Ibero-Romance future and conditional tenses. After two Master's dissertations (2018, 2019) on that topic in 13th and 14th-century Navarro-Aragonese, this project aims to extend the scope of his research to all the Ibero-Romance languages as well as Occitan, from the 13th until the 16th century.
Apart from his PhD research, Antoine has collaborated several times on the COSER project (Corpus Oral y Sonoro del Español Rural), led by Prof. Dr Inés Fernández-Ordóñez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), whose goal is to document oral manifestations of present-day rural Spanish dialects. His collaboration has consisted in dialectological fieldwork in the Canary Islands (2017, 2018 and 2019 campaigns) and the transcribing of recorded oral data.
Antoine's research interests include (historical) morphosyntax, historical pragmatics, (Ibero-)Romance linguistics and philology, language and dialect contact, (historical) dialectology, grammaticalisation, clitics, verb tenses and the study of interfaces.
- Spanish Linguistics IV: supervision of resesarch paper (Ba3)
- 2020-2022: OAP/AAP representative in the Faculty Council.