Dr Marc Olivier-Loiseau

Academic linguist 

I am a Lecturer in Linguistics based at the University of Oxford, UK.

My research lies at the intersection of formal syntax and historical linguistics, with a focus on Old French and Old Occitan. I am particularly interested in clitics, clause size, infinitives, Restructuring and related transparency effects.


Prior to my current post, I held research and teaching positions at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University. I have a PhD in Linguistics, with specialisation in historical syntax. In 2023, I was awarded a Seal of Excellence by the European Commission in recognition of the quality of my research. I currently sit on the Executive Committee of Societas Linguistica Europaea, the largest linguistics society in Europe.

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