Booth viva-ed

Posted on November 5, 2018 by

Congratulations to Hannah Booth on passing her viva! Hannah has successfully defended a dissertation on “Expletives and clause structure: syntactic change in Icelandic” last Friday. The PhD was supervised by Kersti and Tine, with John as a panel members. The examiners were Helge Lødrup (Oslo), and our own Delia.

We have come to know Hannah not only as a promising researcher, but also a popular colleague, as she’s been lecturing in Old and Middle English this semester. Sadly to us, this is now coming to an end, as Hannah’s off to Konstanz next term, where she’ll be working with Miriam Butt and Christin Schätzle on a project developing computational methods and visualisation techniques for the study of language change. Konstanz has absorbed so much of Manchester linguistics talent lately that the local supermarkets would be well advised to stock Lancashire cheese and Cloudwater beer, while Manchet is considering having its own Kontanz spin-off. This should keep Hannah from getting too homesick, so she can enjoy her new research.


Featured image shows Hannah celebrating her result with her supervisor and examiners.