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43rd Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL43)

Friday 17 December 2021
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)

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 43rd edition will take place online and will be concluded by a keynote address by dr. Mark Faulkner (Trinity College, Dublin).


Time Description
10.30 – 10.55 Virtual Doors open
10.55 – 11.00 Welcome by organiser Thijs Porck
11.00 – 11.30 Amos van Baalen (Leiden University) - “Gif hwa þas boc awritan wylle: The Lexical Updating of Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies in the Twelfth Century”
11.30 – 12.00 Nike Stam (Utrecht University) - “Ye Olde Orthography: The Downdating of Spelling in Medieval Ireland”
12.00 – 12.30 Ans van Kemenade  (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - “Competing Word Order Patterns in Middle English”
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 Merel Veldhuizen (University of Southampton) - “Calling to Mind: Voices and Mental Activity in Early Medieval England”
14.30 – 15.00 Jannis Jakobs (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)  - “The Curious Case of Double and Treble Accenting in the Ormulum’”
15.00 – 15.30 Patrick Outhwaite (Universiteit Groningen) - “Exempla in the Wycliffite Sermon Cycles of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud misc. 200 and Bodley 95”
15.30 – 16.00 Tea break
16.00 – 16.30 Julia Welnitz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) - “Not Necessarily a Narrator: Poetic Agency in (Post-)Modern Texts and Chaucer”
16.30 – 17.30 Keynote: Mark Faulkner (Trinity College Dublin) - “Corpus Philology: Towards Automated Linguistic Profiling of Old English Texts’”

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