Philippe Antoine Martinez

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), Sciences-Po Paris, DULCO Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), MA Language Documentation and Description (LDD) & PhD SOAS University of London

Research Areas: Endangered languages; Language documentation and preservation; Tibeto-Burman morphosyntax; Evidentiality; North and North-East Indian languages; Kiranti languages

Philippe Antoine Martinez is a linguist who specializes in Himalayan languages, notably Tibeto-Burman. His expertise spans multiple subfields of linguistics, such as documentary linguistics and morphosyntax. His current research focus is on evidentiality, the linguistic coding of epistemology, best analyzed by means of a versatile set of data – corpus, elicited, and ethnographic. As knowledge management, evidentiality is a complex notion where subjectivity and interplay with context are key, an area where he takes advantage of holding a degree in three different disciplines, economics, political science, and linguistics.

Philippe Antoine Martinez did his PhD from SOAS University of London on Chhitkul-Rākchham, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by a small community in Northern India (Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur District), building a documentary corpus on the occasion, based on a grant from the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).

Philippe Antoine Martinez has a research track record within and outside academia, with experience in several countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Denmark, the UK, India, and now the United Arab Emirates. Beyond research, Philippe Antoine Martinez provides mentorship; he is also enthusiastic to engage in philanthropic projects targeting language diversity, education, and community development.