Transactions of the Philological Society
© The Philological Society
Edited By: Paul Rowlett
Online ISSN: 1467-968X
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Language, Society and Identity in early Iceland
The Semantic Predecessors of Need in the History of English (c750-1710)
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PhilSoc was established in its present form in 1842, consisting partly of members of a society of the same name established at the University of London in 1830 'to investigate and promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of languages'. As well as encouraging all aspects of the study of language, PhilSoc has a particular interest in historical and comparative linguistics, and maintains its traditional interest in the structure, development, and varieties of Modern English.
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R. H. Robins Student Prize
PhilSoc offers a seventh R. H. Robins Student Prize for an article submission on a linguistic topic that falls within the area of the Society’s interests as defined here.
The competition is open to any individual who is a Registered Student and a Member or Student Associate Member of the Society (membership can be applied for at the time of submission).
The author(s) of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of £500; the author(s) of the runner-up essay will receive a cash prize of £250. These articles will be published in Transactions of the Philological Society.
The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2012.
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The Umbrian perfect in -nç-/-ns
History and structure in the English noun phrase: introduction
Sylvia Adamson, Victorina González-Díaz
Grimm's Law and loanwords
About the Editor
Dr Paul Rowlett is the editor of Transactions of the Philological Society. He is currently Head of the School of Languages at the University of Salford, having previously been senior lecturer in French and Linguistics, and Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning).
Full details of Paul's academic profile are available here.