Posted on December 4, 2011 by

On Saturday 17 December a half-day event has been organized to commemorate our late (great) colleague, Professor Richard M. Hogg, on the occasion of the launch of the CUP book Analysing older English.  Details of the book and its contributors can be found here


The plan for the day is as follows, and further details will be posted on the website  of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures.

(A) 2 pm – 5 pm (approx): papers as follows, relecting some of Richard’s research interests:

Professor Joan Beal (Sheffield), ‘By those provincials mispronounced’: 18th-century Attitudes to Northern English’

Dr Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Manchester), ‘Input restructuring in the history of West Saxon a-stem neuter nouns’

Tea will be served.

Dr Rhona Alcorn (Edinburgh; first winner of the Richard M Hogg Essay Prize), ‘ Tracking change: from handbooks to word histories’

(B) 5 pm – 6 pm (approx): presentation of a copy of the book to Professor Margaret Hogg and some reminiscences of Richard from former colleagues. (Richard’s family will be present.) Drinks will be served.

(C) 6.30 pm – Dinner at Red Chilli, Oxford Road.

The event is kindly sponsored by CUP and the Mont Follick fund of the University of Manchester. Sessions A and B will take place in room W.3.13 of the Samuel Alexander Building, number 67 on the campus map (South WIng entrance).


Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of A, B and C, but it would be very helpful to know if you plan to do so. Please let Dr Ayumi Miura ( ayumi.miura@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk) know which parts of the day’s events you plan to attend. Thank you.

David Denison
Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero
Chris McCully
Emma Moore