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40th Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL40)

Date
Friday 14 December 2018
Time
Serie
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)
Address
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

An annual symposium where researchers from Dutch, Belgian and increasingly German universities share their novel research on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics. This 40th edition will be concluded by a keynote address by Professor George Walkden (University of Konstanz).

Programme

10.55 – 11.00 Welcome by organizer Thijs Porck
11.00 – 11.30 Merel Veldhuizen (University of Southampton) - Modes Unstaðelfæstnes: Instability in Anglo-Saxon Minds
11.30 – 12.00

Mo Gordon (Universiteit Utrecht) - “Tracing Supralocal Forms in the Urban Vernacular of Late Medieval and Renaissance Bristol: The Story of Third Person Present Indicative Verb Inflections”

12.00 – 12.30 Erik Kooper (Universiteit Utrecht) - “The Case of the Cutting Copyist: Or, How British Library MS Sloane 2027 of Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle Lost 4000 Lines”
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Alan Griffiths (Universiteit van Leiden) - “The Runic Elements and the Christian Narrative”
14:30 - 15:00

Sebastian Sobecki (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) - “George Ashby’s Autograph Hand”

15:00 - 15:30 William Standing (Universiteit van Antwerpen) - “Information Structural Variation in 17th-Century It-Cleft Sentences: Relics and Rhetoric in Schemata”
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
16:00 - 16:30 Karel Fraaije (University College London) - “On the Trail of Enchanted Hoofprints: The Folkloric Origins of the Old English Charms To Recover Stolen Cattle
16:30 - 17:00 Keynote: George Walkden (University of Konstanz) - “Scandinavians and Verb-Second in Northumbrian Old English” 
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