Professor of linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Head of the reasearch unit Mondes iranien et indien (UMR7528)

Address:Institut de Linguistique et de Phonétique Générales et Appliquées 19, rue des Bernardins 75005 - Paris
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- Phone number :+33 (0)1 44 32 05 88

Status and Service
- Professor of linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
- Head of the reasearch unit Mondes iranien et indien (UMR7528) (October 2010-)
- Member of the French National board of Universities (CNU) for linguistics (section 7) (November 2011-)
Research Interests
- Syntax, morphology and lexicon of Iranian languages (with a special focus on Persian)
- Linguistic typology
- Formal approaches to morphology and syntax
- Quantitative approaches to syntax
- Persian grammar



- Syntax 1
- Syntax
- Semantics
Graduate (Master)
Linguitic typology : Clitics
Graduate (Doctoral Seminar)
How to account for variation in syntax : Quantitative and experimental methods (in collaboration with Pegah Faghiri)
PhD Supervisions
- Gwendoline Fox (2007-2012), jointly with Anne Salazar-Orvig
- Pegah Faghiri (2011-), jointly with Barbara Hemforth
- Maximilian Guérin (2011-), jointly with Konstantin Pozdniakov
- Yunfan Lai (2013-), jointly with Guillaume Jacques
- Ophélie Gandon (2013-)

Bibliography (Recent publications)

In press
- Samvelian, Pollet and Pegah Faghiri. 2016. Rethinking compositionality in Persian Complex Predicates, Proceedings of Berkeley Linguistic Society 39th Annual Meeting, February 16-17 2013, University of California, Berkeley.
- Samvelian, Pollet. 2016. Specific Features of Persian Syntax : The Ezâfe Construction, Differential Object Marking and Complex Predicates, in A. Sedighi and P. Shabani-Jadidi (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Persian Linguistics. Oxford : Oxford University Press. (to appear)
- Nash, Léa and Pollet Samvelian (eds.). Approaches to Complex Predicates, Syntax and Semantics 41, Leiden-Boston : Brill.
- Bonami, Olivier and Pollet Samvelian. The diversity of inflectional periphrasis in Persian, Journal of Linguistics 51(1), 327-382.
- Faghiri, Pegah and Pollet Samvelian. Jâygâh-e maf’ul-e mostaqim dar fârsi : barresi-e dâdebonyâd (The position of the direct object in Persian : A data-based approach), in Proceedings of the First National Conference on Semantics and Syntax of Iranian Languages, April 29-30, 2014, Tehran University, Iran. (in Persian)
- Faghiri, Pegah and Pollet Samvelian. How much is determined by syntax ? An empirical approach to the position of the dialect object in Persian, in Proceedings of the 9th Iranian Conference on Linguistics, February 24-25 February 2015, Allameh TabatabaI University, Tehran, Iran, pp. 1419-1435.
- Nash, Léa and Pollet Samvelian (eds.). Approaches to Complex Predicates, Syntax and Semantics 41, Leiden-Boston : Brill.
- Samvelian, Pollet and Pegah Faghiri. Persian Complex Predicates : How Compositional are They ?Semantics-Syntax Interface 1, pp. 43-74.
- Samvelian, Pollet, Danlos, Laurence and Benoît Sagot. On the predictability of light verbs. In Fryni Kakoyianni Doa (Ed.), Penser le Lexique-Grammaire, perspectives actuelles, Paris :Éditions Honoré Champion, pp. 209-221.
- Faghiri, Pegah and Pollet Samvelian. Constituent Ordering in Persian and the Weight Factor, in Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 10 (EISS10), Christopher Piñón (ed.), pp. 215–232.
- Samvelian, Pollet, Faghiri, Pegah and Sarra El Ayari. Extending the Coverage of a MWE Database for Persian CPs Exploiting Valency Alternations, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’14), pp. 4023-26.
- Faghiri, Pegah, Samvelian, Pollet and Barbara Hemforth. Accessibility and Word Order : The Case of Ditransitive Constructions in Persian, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, S. Müller (ed.), CSLI Publications, pp. 217-237.
- Samvelian, Pollet. Les prépositions simples et les prépositions absolues dans les dialectes kurdes sorani (centraux), in J. Tseng (éd.), Prépositions et postpositions : Approches typologiques et formelles, Hermès-Lavoisier, pp. 173-203.
- Pollet Samvelian and Pegah Faghiri, 2013, Introducing PersPred, a syntactic and semantic database for Persian Complex Predicates, Proceedings of The 9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2013), NAACL-HLT 2013, June 2013, Atlanta, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp 11-20.
- Samvelian, Pollet. Grammaire des prédicats complexes. Les constructions nom-verbe. Paris : Editions Hermès-Lavoisier.
- Korn Agnes, Haig, Geoffrey, Karimi, Simin and Samvelian, Pollet. Topics in Iranian Linguistics.Wiesbaden : Reichert.
- Sagot, Benoît, Walther, Géraldine, Faghiri, Pegah and Pollet Samvelian. Développement de ressources pour le persan : PerLex2, nouveau lexique morphologique et MElt-fa, étiqueteur morphosyntaxique, Actes de la 18e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, pp. 75-81.


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