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Dr Phillip Wallage

Assistant Professor

Department: Humanities

I did an undergraduate degree in English Language at the University of Edinburgh, where my interest in the history of English began. At York, I went on to specialise in the study of language change using language corpora, with interests both in syntactic theory and language variation. After gaining my PhD in 2005, I took up a postdoctoral research position at the University of Manchester. I joined Northumbria University as a lecturer in 2008.

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  • Negation in Early English: Grammatical and Functional Change, Wallage, P. Apr 2017
  • Identifying the Role of Pragmatic Activation in Changes to the Expression of English Negation, Wallage, P. Jul 2015, Negation and Polarity: experimental perspectives, London, Springer
  • Analysing older English, Wallage, P. Mar 2014, In: English Language and Linguistics
  • Functional differentiation and grammatical competition in the English Jespersen Cycle, Wallage, P. 2013, In: Journal of Historical Syntax
  • On saying YES in early Anglo-Saxon England, Wallage, P., van der Wurff, W. Dec 2013, In: Anglo-Saxon England
  • Negative inversion, negative concord and sentential negation in the history of English, Wallage, P. 2012, In: English Language and Linguistics
  • Quantitative evidence for a feature-based account of grammaticalization in English: Jesperson's cycle, Wallage, P. 2012, The Oxford Handbook of the History of English, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Jespersen's Cycle in Middle English: parametric variation and grammatical competition, Wallage, P. 1 May 2008, In: Lingua

Vanja Vasiljevic Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 16/04/2020

  • Linguistics PhD October 01 2001
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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