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Katerina Somers, PhD

Lecturer in German Linguistics and Medieval German

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5741
Room Number: Arts One 204
Office Hours: Friday 1-4 pm


I am teaching the following modules:

  • German I (Translation into English)
  • German I N (Grammar)
  • History of the German Language


Research Interests:

The historical Germanic dialects: Old High German, Old Saxon, Old English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch Historical linguistics syntactic, morphosyntactic and phonological change, Theories of language change, Sociohistorical linguistics



2009. From phonology to syntax: pronominal cliticization in Otfridâ' Evangelienbuch.  Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-484-30530-4.

Articles & Book Reviews

2011. Disambiguating clausal status in the Old Saxon Hêliand (with Shannon Dubenion-Smith, in preparation).

2011. The introduction and extension of the -st ending in Old High German (in press). Journal of Germanic Linguistics

2008. Morphosyntactic Change.  Functional and Formal Perspectives (review of Fischer, O.).  Journal of Germanic Linguistics 20.4.  29-38. 

2008. The Germanic Languages (review of Harbert, W.).  Journal of Germanic Linguistics. 20.1. 81-86.

2007. A Phonetic Account of Anglian Smoothing (with Robert B. Howell).  Folia Linguistica Historica. 28.1. 187-214.

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