Survey Seminar Series Autumn 2020

The following research seminars took place during the Autumn term.

Abstracts are not published. Writing an abstract for one of these talks is a MAEL Research Methods Assignment.

Both seminars were conducted online on Zoom.

Tuesday 24 November, 12 noon

  Philip Durkin (Deputy Chief Editor and Principal Etymologist, OED)

An expanding or a fragmenting lexicon? Some possible approaches to loanwords, lexical change, and multilingual practices in the history of English

Biography: Philip Durkin is Deputy Chief Editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, where he has led the dictionary’s team of specialist etymology editors for many years. His publications include The Oxford Guide to Etymology (2009), Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English (2014), and (as editor) The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography (2016). His research interests are in etymology, historical linguistics, and lexical borrowing.

Tuesday 8 December, 12 noon

Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)

The development of 'nonetheless' and 'nevertheless' as discourse markers in English: a diachronic construction grammar analysis

Biography: Graeme Trousdale is Professor of Cognitive Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the intersection of cognitive linguistics with historical linguistics, particularly in relation to the history of English. He also has a recent research interest in exploring similarities and differences between language and music as cognitive systems.


All welcome! Drinks afterwards.

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