Matthew Scarborough

Matthew Scarborough


My main 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

In conjunction with my interests in Indo-European and Mediterranean antiquity, I also maintain an interest in Egyptian and Coptic philology and linguistics, including Egyptian-Greek language contact.

Selected publications

  1. 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

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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