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41st Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL41)

Friday 13 December 2019
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)
Cleveringaplaats 1

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 41st edition will be concluded by a keynote address by Christina Lee (University of Nottingham).


10.30 – 10.55 Reception with coffee
10.55 – 11.00 Welcome
11.00 – 11.30

Berber Bossenbroek (Leiden University)

“The Unwhole and the Unholy: Thinking about Deafness and Blindness in Early Medieval England”

11.30 – 12.00

Gea Dreschler (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

On þam dagum wæron on Wihtlande þreo wif: The Discourse Function of So-Called Late Subjects in Old English”

12.00 – 12.30

Tino Oudesluijs (Université de Lausanne)

“'Resisting Linguistic Change in the Age of Standardisation: The Use and Development of Periphrastic DO in Early Modern Coventry'”

  Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30

Kimberley Mouvet (University of Ghent)

“Thematic Analysis of Clause-Initial Negators in Beowulf

14.30 – 15.00

Aline Douma (University of Groningen)

'British Library, Royal MS 17 D.XV: A Wars of the Roses Compilation

15.00 – 15.30

Lauren Fonteyn (Leiden University)

Lifespan Change (or the Lack Thereof) in the Language of Ten Modern English Gentlemen

  Tea break
16.00 – 16.30

Daniel McCann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

“The Medicine of Sound: Charming Words in A Talking of the Love of God

  Guest Speaker
16.30 – 17.30

Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)

"Ælc man sceal sar ðolian: Health and Healing in Early Medieval England

17.30 –  Conclusion. Opportunity for drinks afterwards and, optionally, a joint dinner in an Asian restaurant near the station. 


Please let us know whether you will attend by sending an e-mail to m.h.porck@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

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