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About me

I am a Research Fellow on the Technical language and semantic shift in Middle English project with Prof. Louise Sylvester and Prof. Richard Ingham.

Prior to this, I worked for two years as a PDRA with the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (AND) at Aberystwyth University with the current editors, Dr Geert De Wilde and Dr Heather Pagan.

I graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first-class degree in French and Italian and gained my PhD in Historical Linguistics from Aberystwyth University.  I was supervised by the late Prof. David Trotter and funded by an Aberystwyth Postgraduate Research Scholarship. My thesis examined language contact between Italian dialects and Anglo-Norman and Middle English in late medieval trade documents.

Research

I am interested in Middle English's lexical and semantic development and interaction with Anglo-Norman, as well as medieval Anglo-Italian language contact, especially in non-literary sources.

I am currently preparing an edition of the Anglo-Tuscan Cantelowe Accounts from 1450-51 (AS Serie I: 339) for the British Academy's Records of Social and Economic History series.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.