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
- 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.


- Open Access Publications (HALSHS)

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