Please join us for Professor Richard Ingham’s inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster - ‘Language history and language acquisition: making the connection’.
This will be followed by an introduction to the project ‘The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England’ by Louise Sylvester, Professor of English Language, University of Westminster, followed by a brief discussion of key findings so far by Professor Richard Ingham, and a demonstration of the thesaurus by Dr Imogen Marcus, and a drinks reception.
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England is a Leverhulme Trust-funded project based at the University of Westminster andBirmingham City University. In creating an online, freely accessible thesaurus of Middle English and Anglo-French words, this project captures theinfluence on English of Anglo French at a time of the overlapping presence and use of both languages within England. It allows scholars to conduct research on the Middle English and Anglo-French vocabulary of seven occupational domains: Building, Domestic Activities, Farming, Food Preparation, Manufacture, Trade, and Travel by Water.