Fields of interest
History of the English Language, Middle English Language and Literature, English Historical Linguistics, Palaeography, Codicology.
Spelling variation in the early manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales.
1999 MA English Language and Literature, University of Leiden
1999 Research assistant, English Department, University of Leiden
2000–2007 PhD researcher, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, University of Leiden, supervisors Prof. C. Ewen, Prof. I.M. Tieken-Boon van Ostade
2005–now lecturer at the Department of English, University of Leiden
- (2001). Final -e in Monosyllabic Adjectives in the Fiftheenth-Century Versions of the ‘Wife of Bath’s Prologue’, in Lemmen, H. ed., Current Research in Dutch and Belgian Universities and Polytechnics on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics, Utrecht, 1–16.
- (2002). Final -e and Spelling Habits in the Fifteenth-Century Versions of the ‘Wife of Bath’s Prologue’, in English Studies, 83(4), 296–31. http://www.swetswise.com/eAccess/viewToc.do?yevoID=1859942&titleID=67980
- (2005). Did Adam Pinkhurst Really ‘Myswrite’ Chaucer’s Words? Spelling Variants in the Hengwrt and Ellesmere Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales, in E. Kooper ed., Current Research in Dutch and Belgian Universities and Polytechnics on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics, Utrecht, 40–48.
- (2006) The Pronouns of Love and Sex: Thou and Ye Among Lovers in The Canterbury Tales, in C.C. Barfoot, ed., And Never Know the Joy: Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 33–47. http://www/ingentaconnect.com/content/rodopi/dgr
- ‘Studying Medieval Manuscripts: from Parchment to Pixels’. Paper presented at the ‘Alumni Day’ of the English Department at Leiden University, Leiden (November 2007)
- ‘What did Adam Pinkhurst do to Chaucer’s Language?’. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICEHL), Bergamo (August 2006)
- ‘Fifteenth-century Scribes and Printers Struggling with Final - e in the Wife of Bath’s Prologue’. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), London (September 2006)
- “Did Adam Pinkhurst really ‘Miswryte’ Chaucer’s Words? Spelling Variants in the Hengwrt and Ellesmere Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales”. Paper presented at the 26th Symposium of Old English, Middle English and History of the Language, Utrecht (December 2004)
- ‘Final -e in the Adjectives of the Fifteenth-Century Texts of the Wife of Bath’s Prologue’, Paper presented at the 21st Symposium of Old English, Middle English and History of the Language, Utrecht (December 1999)