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Dr Rodrigo Hernaiz Gomez

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Profile: Dr Rodrigo Hernaiz Gomez

Dr Rodrigo Hernaiz Gomez

About me

Dr. Rodrigo Hernáiz is a Lecturer in Languages and Linguistics at the Open University.

He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, MA in Humanities, MA in Linguistics, MA in Ancient Languages and master in Assyriology. In 2018, he completed a dissertation on Studies on linguistic and orthographic variation in Old Babylonian letters and was awarded a PhD degree at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany), with magna --- laude distinction.

Before joining the OU, Rodrigo has worked four years as Researcher at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona (Spain), and taught Spanish courses at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany) and the University of Bedfordshire (UK).​

Research interests

Rodrigo's interests focus on diachronic linguistics, language change and typology, encompassing present-day as well as older linguistic landscapes.

His research activities include the use of corpora and the application of comparative linguistic and (historical) sociolinguistic insights to investigate the mechanisms of language variation and change (or the patterns of linguistic stability) with a cross-linguistic perspective.

Teaching interests

Language variation and change, typology and grammatical description.

International links

Member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (The Linguistic Society of Europe).

Member of the International Association of Assyriology.

Member of the Philological Society (PhilSoc).