Professor Nigel Vincent
Historical linguistics, Italian, Romance, Latin
I am Professor Emeritus of General & Romance Linguistics at The University of Manchester, where from 1987 to 2011 I held the Mont Follick Chair of Comparative Philology. My research interests lie in the history of Latin and the Romance languages, in particular Italian and the dialects of Italy, and in the study of the mechanisms of morphosyntactic change. I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and have held lecturing posts at the Universities of London (Birkbeck College), Lancaster, Hull and Cambridge. I was an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury (NZ) in 2000 and have held visiting posts at the Universities of Copenhagen, Pavia and Rome. I was Vice-President for Research and HE Policy at the British Academy from 2010 to 2014, and am a former President of the Philological Society and of the International Society for Historical Linguistics. I am a member of the Academia Europaea. In 2007 I was the surprised and very pleased recipient of a Festschrift on the occasion of my 60th birthday entitled Sui dialetti italoromanzi. Saggi in onore di Nigel B. VIncent edited by two of my former PhD students Delia Bentley and Adam Ledgeway.