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Dr Rhona Alcorn

Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer

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Rhona Alcorn

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Postal address:
3 Charles Street
Linguistics and English Language
EH8 9AD
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Email: R.Alcorn@ed.ac.uk

Phone: 0131 650 6660

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Award date: 1 Jul 2011

Master of Science

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Award date: 1 Jan 2007

Research output

Early spelling evidence for Scots L-vocalisation

Molineaux Ress, B., Kopaczyk, J., Maguire, W., Alcorn, R., Karaiskos, V. & Los, B. 17 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age. Edinburgh University Press

Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Alcorn, R., Los, B., Kopaczyk, J. & Molineaux Ress, B. 17 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) Edinburgh University Press.

Historical dialectology then and now

Alcorn, R., Los, B., Kopaczyk, J. & Molineaux Ress, B. 17 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age. Alcorn, R., Los, B., Kopaczyk, J. & Molineaux, B. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Grapho-phonological parsing: Corpus annotation for historical phonology

Molineaux Ress, B., Kopaczyk, J., Karaiskos, V., Smith, D., Maguire, W., Alcorn, R. & Los, B. 30 Nov 2017

Towards a grapho-phonologically parsed corpus of medieval Scots: Database design and technical solutions

Kopaczyk, J., Molineaux Ress, B., Karaiskos, V., Maguire, W., Alcorn, R. & Los, B. 24 May 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Corpora. 13, 2

A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (LAEME): A Guide for Beginners (version 2)

Alcorn, R. May 2017 18 p.

An electronic version of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English (eLALME): A Guide for Beginners (version 2)

Alcorn, R. May 2017 15 p.

The emergence of Scots: Clues from Germanic *a reflexes

Alcorn, R., Molineaux Ress, B., Kopaczyk, J., Karaiskos, V., Los, B. & Maguire, W. 3 Mar 2017 Before the Storm: Papers from the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster triennial meeting, Ayr 2015. Cruickshank, J. & Millar, R. M. (eds.). Aberdeen: Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, Vol. 5, p. 1-32 1

Tracing L-­vocalisation in early Scots

Molineaux Ress, B., Kopaczyk, J., Maguire, W., Alcorn, R., Karaiskos, V. & Los, B. 30 Nov 2016 In : Papers in Historical Phonology. 1, p. 187-217

A Parsed Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English

Truswell, R., Alcorn, R. & Donaldson, J. 10 Jun 2016

Pronoun innovation in Middle English

Alcorn, R. 31 Oct 2015 In : Folia Linguistica Historica. 36, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Pronoun placement and pronoun case in Old English

Alcorn, R. Jul 2014 In : Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 114, 4, p. 455-472 18 p.

Distribution of Variants of Old English by, for, between

Alcorn, R. Mar 2014 In : Transactions of the philological society. 112, 1, p. 80-96

A Corpus of Narrative Etymologies from primitive Old English to early Middle English: CoNE

Lass, R., Laing, M., Alcorn, R. & Williamson, K. 30 Sep 2013

Comparative Germanic Syntax: The state of the art

Ackema, P. (ed.), Alcorn, R. (ed.), Heycock, C. (ed.), Jaspers, D. (ed.), Van Craenenbroeck, J. (ed.) & Vanden Wyngaerd, G. (ed.) Aug 2012 John Benjamins. 309 p.

An introduction to Old English

Alcorn, R. 13 Mar 2012 Second Edition ed. Edinburgh University Press. 176 p.

Grammatical person and the variable syntax of Old English personal pronouns

Alcorn, R. Nov 2009 In : English Language and Linguistics. 13, 3, p. 433-451 18 p.

Activities

A Corpus of Narrative Etymologies from primitive Old English to early Middle English

Laing, M. & Alcorn, R.

1/09/1031/12/13

£854,213, AHRC

A Parsed Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English

Truswell, R. & Alcorn, R.

1/01/1631/12/17

£9,300, Learned Societies

Being Human 2018

Alcorn, R.

15/11/1824/11/18

From Inglis to Scots: Mapping sounds to spellings

Los, B., Alcorn, R., Maguire, W., Karaiskos, V., Molineaux Ress, B. & Smith, D.

31/03/1430/03/18

£1,020,702, AHRC

Towards an Inventory of Middle English Spelling Systems

Alcorn, R.

1/03/1730/09/18

£6,813, Learned Societies

Projects

Being Human Festival 2018

Alcorn, R. (Organiser)
17 Nov 201824 Nov 2018

University of Oslo

Alcorn, R. (Speaker), Los, B. (Visitor)
3 May 20184 May 2018

Diachronic Phonotactics Workshop 2017

Alcorn, R. (Invited speaker)
8 Sep 2017

Wee Windaes: The Buke of the Howlat

Alcorn, R. (Contributor)
Sep 2017 → …

University of Glasgow (External organisation)

Alcorn, R. (Advisor)
27 Jun 2017

Scots@ed

Alcorn, R. (Organiser)
25 Jan 2017

19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
23 Aug 2016

AMC Historical Corpora Workshop

Alcorn, R. (Organiser)
11 Jun 2016

AMC Symposium

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
10 Jun 2016

AMC Symposium

Alcorn, R. (Member of programme committee)
9 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Reinventing Spelling in Middle English

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
10 Feb 2016

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (External organisation)

Alcorn, R. (Member)
1 Oct 201531 Dec 2018

Workshop on Textual Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
22 Sep 2015

Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
12 Aug 2015

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Alcorn, R. (Participant)
20 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Researcher Links Workshop: The New Historical Linguistics and the Use of Annotated Corpora

Alcorn, R. (Participant)
9 Mar 201513 Mar 2015

Readers of the Scottish Language Dictionaries' biannual newsletter

Alcorn, R. (Interviewee)
30 Nov 2014

18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
17 Jul 2014

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities

Alcorn, R. (Participant)
9 Jun 2014

Historical Corpus Phonology

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
16 May 2014

University of Cambridge (External organisation)

Alcorn, R. (Member)
Apr 2014 → …

Symposium on Historical Phonology

Alcorn, R. (Member of programme committee)
13 Jan 201414 Jan 2014

Symposium on Historical Phonology

Alcorn, R. (Participant)
13 Jan 2014

Scottish Language Dictionaries (External organisation)

Alcorn, R. (Member)
14 Sep 2012 → …

I7th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 17)

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
21 Aug 2012

English Language Research Group

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
2 Mar 2012

Engagement with local Schools

Alcorn, R. (Presenter)
25 Jan 2012

Tracking change: A corpus of narrative etymologies

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
17 Dec 2011

Linguistic Circle

Alcorn, R. (Organiser)
2011 → …

University of Edinburgh, English Language Research Group

Alcorn, R. (Organiser)
2011 → …

Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2010

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
19 May 2010

English Language Research Group

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
16 Oct 2009

7th Symposium on the History of English Syntax (SHES7)

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
7 Jun 2009

15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

Alcorn, R. (Speaker)
Aug 2008

23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 23)

Alcorn, R. (Member of programme committee)
2008

Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2007

Alcorn, R. (Member of programme committee)
2007