Medieval Studies

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Matthew Maddox

Graduate Student

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Historical Romance Linguistics
  • Diachronic Syntax
  • Medieval Latin
  • Judeo-Spanish

Research Description

  • I investigate the historical development and the synchronic status of syntactic phenomena in Romance within a Minimalist framework.  I am currently researching the licensing of null generic subjects in Spanish adjunct clauses and the grammaticalization of the reflexive pronoun SE as a Voice head from Latin to modern Romance.


  • B.A.:Latin and Classics--University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A.: Spanish and French Language and Literature--University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Distinctions / Awards

  • Newberry Library Travel Grant
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring/Fall 2013, Spring/Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Medieval Studies Graduate Student Scholarship for Research and Travel
  • Conference Travel Grant, UIUC Graduate College and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.


  • Spanish 122-Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • Spanish 141-Introduction to Spanish Grammar
  • Spanish 204-Practical Review of Spanish
  • Spanish 228-Spanish Composition
  • Spanish 252-Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

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