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Professor Annette Teffeteller, PhD

Professor, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics


Professor Annette Teffeteller, PhD
Office: S-FB 1000-05 
Faubourg Building,
1250 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2304

I work in the areas of comparative philology/Indo-European linguistics, with a particular interest in Indo-European syntax and the poetic traditions of Greek and other early Indo-European languages, especially in the Indic and Anatolian branches. My most recently-funded research project focuses on the poetic traditions of Lesbian Aeolic Greek, in an investigation of the affinities and possible interactions and interinfluences of the traditions of poetry/song in the Greek culture of the East Aegean and the Anatolian cultures of western Asia Minor in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages. That project has now expanded into a larger research program, with a Canadian-British-Greek research team, investigating the interaction of Greeks and Anatolians in the late second and early first millennia, centered on the island of Lesbos. 


  • PhD in Classics (Classical Philology), McGill University 1985, MA 1979
  • BA in French and English Literature, University of Tennessee 1964

Research and teaching interests

Classical and comparative philology; Indo-European linguistics; Ancient Greek language and literature; Homeric studies; Anatolian languages, especially Hittite and Luwian; Linear B; Mycenaean; Aegean Bronze Age; Vedic Sanskrit

Academic Employment

Professor, Linguistics Program, Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University 2012-; Associate Professor 1993-2012 (tenured 1993); Assistant Professor, 1990-93

Assistant Professor, Classics, McGill University, 1987-89

Lecturer, Classics, University of British Columbia, 1986-87

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford, 1984-86

Lecturer, Classics, Concordia University, 1983-84

External grants and fellowships

SSHRC Insight Grant 2016-19: Lesbos East and West: Greek-Anatolian Contact in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2011-15: Singers of Lazpa: Lesbian Lyric in its Anatolian Context

SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2007-10: Pindar and the Vedic Rishis: Metre and Meaning: Syntax, Metre, and Stylistics in Pindaric Greek and Vedic Sanskrit

SSHRC Conference Grant, 2005-06, Workshop: Mycenaeans and Anatolians in the Late Bronze Age: The Ahhiyawa Question

SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2004-07: Measuring the Song: Defining Enjambement in a Nonconfigurational Syntax

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1984-86

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, 1982-83

FCAC Doctoral Fellowship, 1981-84

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