Chris Cummins*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Abstract / Description of output

This volume drawn from the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL, Edinburgh 2018) focuses on the role of language contact in the history of English. It showcases a wide variety of historical linguistic approaches, including ‘big data’ analyses of large corpora, dialectological methods, and the study of translated texts. It also breaks new ground by applying relevant insights from other fields, among them postcolonial linguistics and anthropology. This pluralistic approach brings new and under-studied issues within the scope of explanation, and challenges some long-held assumptions about the nature of historical change in English. The volume will be of interest to an audience interested in the history of English, and the impact of its contact with Viking Age Norse, Old French, and Latin.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish Historical Linguistics: Historical English in contact
Subtitle of host publicationPapers from the XXTH ICEHL
EditorsBettelou Los, Chris Cummins, Lisa Gotthard, Alpo Honkapohja, Benjamin Molineaux
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789027258199
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Feb 2022
Event20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics - John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameCurrent Issues in Linguistic Theory
ISSN (Print)0304-0763


Conference20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics
Abbreviated titleICEHL
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


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