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Katerina Somers, PhD

Lecturer in German Linguistics and Medieval German

Email: k.somers@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5741
Room Number: Arts One 204
Office Hours: Friday 1-4 pm

Teaching

I am teaching the following modules:

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

Research

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

Publications

Monograph

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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