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Dr Víctor Acedo-Matellán

BA, MPhil, DPhil

Dr Víctor Acedo-Matellán studied Classics in his home town, Valladolid (Spain), then went on to receive a second BA and a DPhil in Linguistics in Barcelona, Spain.

He has been a lecturer in Linguistics and Catalan syntax at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a post-doctoral researcher at Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal), and a Junior Research Fellow in Linguistics at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, where he also provided lectures on Ibero-Romance linguistics and tutorials on morphology and syntax. He joined Oriel as a Tutorial Fellow in Linguistics and in Spanish in 2017.

At Oriel, Dr Acedo-Matellán teaches Grammatical Analysis (Paper X) at Prelims level and General Linguistics (Paper A) at FHS level, for students of Linguistics. He also teaches the Spanish-English translation papers to students of Spanish, both at Prelims and FHS levels. Additionally, he serves as College Tutor to graduate students in Linguistics.

He is an Associate Professor in Portuguese and Spanish Linguistics. Please visit his profile at the website of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics for more information about his lecturing and other tutorial teaching.

The teaching of Spanish at Oriel is generously supported by Santander Universities.

Research Interests

A theoretical linguist, Dr Matellán has specialized in the grammatical realization of argument and event structure and the syntax-lexicon and syntax-morphology interfaces. His overarching interest is the architecture of grammar, i.e., how the different grammatical modules interact, from a generative perspective.

Please visit Dr. Matellán’s personal website for more information about his research and an updated list of and access to his publications and presentations. 

Selected Publications

  • Acedo-Matellán, Víctor. 2023. Synthetic versus analytic expressions. In Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology, ed. In Peter Ackema, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Eulàlia Bonet & Antonio Fábregas. Wiley – Blackwell.
  • Acedo-Matellán, Víctor. 2021. Goal, source, and route preverbs in Latin: Their interaction with spatial datives. The Linguistic Review 38(2). 233–266.
  • Acedo-Matellán, Víctor & Cristina Real-Puigdollers. 2019. Roots into functional nodes: exploring locality and semi-lexicality. The Linguistic Review 36(3). 411–436.
  • Acedo-Matellán, Víctor. 2016. The Morphosyntax of TransitionsA Case Study in Latin and Other Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.