Artemij Keidan

Artemij Keidan, 150w


Visiting Professor


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Artemij Keidan received his PhD in Linguistics from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), where he presently holds the position of associate professor of Historical and General Linguistics in the Department of Oriental Studies. In the past, he has been visiting professor at the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Linguistics in Moscow (Russia).

His research concentrates in the intersection of theoretical linguistics and philosophy. Within this domain, his primary interest concerns the problem of meaning and reference, in an attempt to conciliate the classical analytic approach with the point of view of a traditional linguist. His main ongoing research project explores the applicability of the axiomatic approach to the field of linguistics, and particularly the axiomatization of segmental grammar, morphology, and the comparative method.

He has also devoted several publications to the history of linguistics in antiquity, first, to the ancient Indian grammatical and linguo-philosophical tradition, and, more recently, to Renaissance linguistics.

Research Interests:

Meaning and Reference, Linguistics