Matthew Scarborough

Matthew Scarborough


Currently I am a Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Roots of Europe Centre. My current project is PHILOGLOSSA: Pre-Hellenic Loanwords in Greek: Lexicon of the Substrate Analyzed (ERC Grant Agreement 101108732

More generally my research focuses on the history of the Greek language from Proto-Indo-European to the classical Greek dialects and theoretical problems in and practical applications of phylogenetic methods in historical linguistics.

More broadly, my research interests include:

  • Greek philology and linguistics from all periods
  • Indo-European comparative linguistics and philology (especially of the Hellenic, Italic, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian and Armenian sub-branches)
  • Indo-European lexicography and etymology
  • Language and Society in Mediterranean Antiquity
  • Language contact and historical sociolinguistics

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Relative Chronology and the Outcomes of the Proto-Greek Labiovelars in the Context of Ancient Greek Dialect Geography

    Scarborough, Matthew, 13 Sep 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Classical Continuum.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Aeolic Dialects of Ancient Greek: A Study in Historical Dialectology and Linguistic Classification

    Scarborough, Matthew, 28 Apr 2023, Leiden & Boston: Brill. 395 p. (Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics, Vol. 26).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Language trees with sampled ancestors support a hybrid model for the origin of Indo-European languages

    Heggarty, P., Anderson, C., Scarborough, Matthew, King, B., Bouckaert, R., Jocz, L., Kümmel, M. J., Jügel, T., Irslinger, B., Pooth, R., Liljegren, H., Strand, R., Haig, G., Macák, M., Kim, R. I., Anonby, E., Pronk, T., Belyaev, O., Dewey-Findell, T. K., Boutilier, M., Freiberg, C., Tegethoff, R., Serangeli, Matilde, Liosis, N., Stroński, K., Schulte, K., Gupta, G. K., Haak, W., Krause, J., Atkinson, Q. D., Greenhill, S. J., Kühnert, D. & Gray, R. D., 28 Jul 2023, In: Science. 381, 6656

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. The Proto-Greek Labiovelars: An examination of an isogloss in the context of Ancient Greek dialect geography

    Scarborough, Matthew (Invited speaker)

    19 May 2023

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  2. The IE-CoR Dataset: Origins, Evolution, and New Approaches to Lexical Cognacy Databases

    Scarborough, Matthew (Speaker)

    22 Mar 2022

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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