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A 2-day workshop on the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels with keynote speaker Dr Robert M. Millar (University of Aberdeen).

Thanks to the generosity of the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature and the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, there will not be a registration fee. However, it would be very helpful if you could register asap (by the 2nd of April),

Tuesday 17 April

10 - 11am    Registration and welcome

11 - 12pm    Key note lecture

Dr Robert M. Millar (U. of Aberdeen), ‘At the Forefront of Linguistic Change: The Morphology of Late Northumbrian Texts and the History of the English Language, with Particular Reference to the Lindisfarne Gospels’

12 - 2pm   Lunch

2pm - 3.30   The language of the gloss I

Ms Christine Bolze (U. of Cambridge), ‘Forms and Functions of ‘to be’ in the Lindisfarne Gospels and the late West Saxon Gospels’

Ms Marcelle Cole (U. of Seville), ‘Northumbrian Present Indicative Verbal Morphology in the Lindisfarne Glosses’

Mr George Walkden (U. of Manchester), ‘Null subjects in the Lindisfarne Gospels as Evidence for Syntactic Variation in Old English’

3.30 - 4pm   Coffee break

4pm - 5.30   The language of the gloss II

Prof. Hans Sauer (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Word-Formation and Loan-Formation in the Lindisfarne Gospels’

Mr Marcin Fortuna (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Ablaut Derivation in the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels’

Ms Oxana Kharlamenko (U. Paris-Sorbonne), ‘On Multiple Gender Nouns in the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels’

7pm   Conference dinner

Wednesday 18 April

9.30 - 10.30am   Key - note lecture

Prof. Michelle Brown (U. of London), ‘“A Good Woman's Son”: Aspects of Aldred's Agenda in Glossing the Lindisfarne Gospels’

11 - 2pm   Lunch

14 - 4pm   The Lindisfarne gloss in context

Dr Tadashi Kotake (U. of London) ‘Did Owun Really Copy from the Lindisfarne Gospels? Reconsideration of his Source Manuscript(s)’

Dr Karen Jolly (U. of University of Hawai`i at Manoa), ‘The Process of Glossing and Glossing as Process: Scholarship and Education in Durham A.IV.19’

Prof. Philip Rusche (U. of Nevada Las Vegas), ‘The Lindisfarne Gospel Glosses in Relation to the Benedictine Reform and the Southumbrian Glossing Traditions’

Mr Markus Schiegg (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Categorizing Vernacular Glosses: Illocutionary Forces in the Margins’

4pm - 4.30   Coffee break

4.30 - 5.30   Key-note lecture

17.30   Closure

Please download and complete the registration form and send to Sara Pons Sanz [email protected]

Please note that there will be a conference dinner at Gaylord, the Indian restaurant in Mortimer Street. Our funding will not cover the meal, though. If you would like to join us, the price is £25 (payment details can be found in the registration form).