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Professor April McMahon FBA

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About this Fellow

Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology



Current post

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, University of Kent

Past Appointments

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, University of Kent, 2016
  • Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University, 2011 - 2016
  • Vice Principal Planning, Resources and Research Policy, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2008 - 2011
  • Forbes Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh, 2005 - 2011
  • Professor of English Language and Linguistics, The University of Sheffield, 2000 - 2004
  • Lecturer in Linguistics, Selwyn College University of Cambridge, 1988 - 2000

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2008 - 2011


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The comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages; Italian and Romance dialectology; Latin; Italo-Greek; syntactic theory, linguistic change and language contact

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Sociolinguistics; English, Norwegian; language and migration; new dialects; multicultural youth language; language and social structure; sociolinguistics of West Africa; language, media and public dissemination

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