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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Isabel Crespí


Catalan Language Assistant



I am Isabel Crespí, the Catalan Language Assistant. I am from Mallorca. I studied Catalan and Spanish Philology (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and I specialised in Linguistics, with a Master in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Pompeu Fabra University). At this moment, I am about to hold my PhD defence, whose focus is on Aspect and Argument Structure in Catalan Passive Structures (Centre de Lingüística Teòrica/UAB). 


Introductory Catalan

Catalan II

Catalan III


Research Interests:

My research interests are the internal structure and syntactic properties of non-personal verbal forms, especially of participles. More specifically, I study their syntax in different Romance languages, taking Catalan as the baseline. This has led me to make incursions into the fields of verbal periphrases, copulative and auxiliary verbs, prepositions and relational structures, Aspect and Aktionsart, among others. Formally, I follow a neoconstructionist approach to syntactic structures.