Andrew Kostakis


  • 2016-2018:
    Postdoc in the Research Training Programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks
  • 2015:
    Dual Ph.D. in Germanic Studies and Linguistics, Indiana University-Bloomington
    Minor in Germanic Philology,
    Dissertation: Height, Frontness and the Special Status of /r/, /l/ and /x/ in Germanic Language History
  • 2008:
    M.A. in Germanic Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington
    M.A. in Linguistics, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • 2003:
    B.A. in German, Binghamton University
    B.S. in Management, Binghamton University

Research interests

  • Phonology
    Segmental Representations, Dorsal Sounds, Rhotics, Consonant-Vowel Interactions and Metaphony
  • Phonology-Morphology Interface
    Phonological Conditioning of Paradigmatic Overapplication and Underapplication
  • Sociolinguistics and Sound Change
    Optimality Theoretic Models of Variation and Change



  • Kostakis, A. 2017. Review of the Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 29(3). 298–303. [DOI]
  • Kostakis, A. 2017. Extrametricality in Latin. Transactions of the Philological Society 115(3). 336-364. [DOI]
  • Kostakis, A. 2010. Vestige Theory: Sociolinguistic Evidence for Output-Output Constraints. Lingua 120.10, 2476-2496.
  • Kostakis, A. 2007. More on the Origin of Uvular [R]: Phonetic and Sociolinguistic Motivations. Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers 7.2.


  • Kostakis, A. 2017. Coda nasals in Proto-Germanic.
  • Kostakis, A. 2017. Grammar and feature structure from interrelated vocalic changes in Proto-Germanic.
  • Kostakis, A. 2017. The phonology of mid vowels in Germanic languages.
  • Kostakis, A. 2017. The significance of sk-coalescence.
  • Kostakis, A. 2017. What’s in a sound change: Grammar from Proto-Germanic u-epenthesis.
  • Kostakis, A. & S. Gjersøe. 2017. A study of the diphthong-mid vowel continuum. [PDF draft]
last modified: 23.05.2018