Antoine Primerano is a PhD researcher in Hispanic Linguistics, with a focus on Ibero-Romance Historical Morphosyntax and Dialectology, at Ghent University and Humboldt University Berlin. 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 stays abroad, at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2016), at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain (2017), and 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 Claudia Crocco 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 future and conditional tenses in all the Ibero-Romance languages as well as Occitan, from the 13th until the 15th 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 scholarly interests include (historical) morphosyntax, historical pragmatics, (Ibero-)Romance linguistics and philology, language and dialect contact, (historical) dialectology, grammaticalisation, clitics, verb tenses, argument structure, information structure, verbal periphrases and the study of interfaces.