Miriam Bouzouita obtained a PhD in Linguistics at King's College London (United Kingdom) in 2009 with a dissertation on the clitic placement in the history of Spanish. She then received a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship to work on Old Spanish Left-Periphery phenomena at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) in the Biblia Medieval research group. In 2010 she started working at the University of Cambridge first as a postdoctoral researcher (José Castillejo Fellowship) and then as an Affiliated Lecturer. She became a Lecturer in Hispanic Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom) in 2011 and a year later she moved to Ghent University.
Her scholarly interests range from Hispanic philology, (Ibero-)Romance historical linguistics and dialectology to formal linguistics (e.g. Dynamic Syntax). She has published extensively on the grammaticalisation of clitic pronouns and Left-Periphery phenomena (e.g. Clitic Left Dislocations and Hanging Topic Left-Dislocations) in Spanish. She coordinates the Diachronic and Diatopic Linguistics (DiaLing) research group at Ghent University. Since 2012, she has been participating in dialectological fieldwork in Spain documenting rural dialects with the COSER group (Corpus Oral y Sonoro del Español Rural; http://www.corpusrural.es/) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and has led several campaigns in the Canary Islands (2015-present).
She is currently heading a research project on the grammatical variation in spatial adverbial constructions in Peninsular Spanish dialects, and collaborating in an interdisciplinary project on the preservation and revitalisation of rural traditional knowledge on medicinal plants in the province of Pinar del Río of Cuba (Guane and Los Palacios). She is further the promotor of a FWO-funded Hercules project, which explores respeaking and collaborative game-based approaches to morphosyntactically annotate and parse the COSER corpus. Together with colleagues from the universities of Lausanne and Montreal, she is also working on the Spanish Dialects App (Dialectos del español; www.dialectosdelespanol.org) to explore current diatopic and sociolinguistic morphosyntactic variation in the whole Spanish-speaking world.
- Spanish Linguistics II
- Spanish Language Proficiency III
- Spanish Linguistics IV
- Seminar Linguistics
- Spanish Linguistics: Spanish of Latin America
- Language Variation and Change
- Internship (in Historical Linguistics and Literature)
- Master's Dissertation (in Historical Linguistics and Literature)