Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
I am doing doctoral research in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. My alma mater is Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), where I received BS and MPhil degrees.
My main theoretical interest concerns morphology, in particular word formation. Questions I investigate include: what are the morphological regularities and patterns that govern the organization of morphemes in word formation processes? What do these morphological regularities reveal about the grammatical resources of the language system? How does the meaning of morphemes correlate with their form?
Practically, my PhD involves creating a large morphological corpus of contemporary English. It is an important practical undertaking, because it lays the foundation for a theoretical justification of morphology as an independent field of study.
I also continue to nourish my interest in the Persian language. Most of all, I am interested in the manifestation of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage Theory (Wierzbicka and Goddard 1994, 2002) in the context of the Iranian culture, namely what the Persian language tells us about a psychological portrait of the Iranians.