Thomas C. Hardy

Thomas Hardy Portrait
Kerr Hall 261


  • PhD (in progress) in Linguistics, UC Davis 2018 - Current
  • MA in Linguistics, University of Essex, 2015
  • BA in Applied Linguistics, Minor in German Language, Georgia State University, 2013


Thomas is a PhD Candidate in Linguistics. His current research focuses on the semantics of grammatical Evidentiality. His dissertation topic is on the semantic properties of Korean evidentials. He graduated Magna cum Laude and with Distinction from Georgia State University in 2013 with a BA in Applied Linguistics (how people learn languages) with a Minor in German language. He continued his education by earning his MA with Distinction in 2015 in Linguistics from the University of Essex, where his thesis focused on linking elements in Germanic nominal compounds. After acquiring his MA, he taught English in Daegu, South Korea for two years and now he is an ESL teacher at UC Davis Extension during the summer. He works as a TA for the Linguistics department while researching and writing his dissertation.

Research Focus




Germanic Linguistics

Korean Linguistics

Amorphous Morphology and other paradigm based morphological theories



ESL, UC Davis Extension, 2018 - 2020

EFL, Study Factory, Daegu, South Korea, 2015 - 2017

Teaching Assistant positions:

Lin01: Intro to Linguistics

Lin103A: Phonetics and Phonology

Lin 103B: Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics

Lin 131: Advanced Syntax