Alexander (Sasha) Nikolaev

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies & Linguistics
Alexander (Sasha) Nikolaev
Office phone: 617-358-4287
Office number: STH 417
Office address: School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2018: TBD; or by appointment

BA, Classics and Linguistics, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
PhD, Linguistics, Harvard University

Early Greek literature (epic, lyric, iambic, and elegiac poetry); early contacts between Greece and other cultures of the Near East; historical grammar and etymology; comparative poetics and mythology.


Fall 2018 (tentative)

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

GRS LX 660

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

A1 Nikolaev TR 2:00-3:15 MUG 424
Introduction to language change and the methodology of historical linguistic analysis, using data from a wide array of languages. Investigates genetic relatedness among languages, language comparison, historical reconstruction, and patterns and principles of change in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with CAS LX 360; Previously offered as CAS LX 535 "Historical and Comparative Linguistics"]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.