Tony Yates

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Assistant Professor

Fields of Interest: Indo-European comparative-historical linguistics, Anatolian Linguistics and Philology, Synchronic and Diachronic Prosodic Systems


I’m currently an Assistant Professor (as of January 2023) in the interdepartmental Program in Indo-European Studies (PIES) and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at the University of California, Los Angeles. I received my PhD from PIES in the summer of 2017.

I specialize in Indo-European comparative-historical linguistics and in the philology and linguistics of the Anatolian languages, with particular focus on Hittite. My research is concerned broadly with the synchronic and historical grammar of the Anatolian languages, and with how these inform our understanding of the rest of the Indo-European language family.

You can find more information about my research — including downloadable versions of all my publications and conference handouts/posters/slides — on my website here.