Bailey at PhilSoc

Posted on November 13, 2018 by

George Bailey, who is two achievements away from getting his own dedicated category on Manchet, has been invited to speak at the upcoming meeting of the Philological Society, hosted by the University of Sheffield. George’s contribution will focus on the social meaning of the  [ŋɡ] variable in the North of England, and its role (or the lack thereof) in conditioning sound change affecting -ing.  George will be joined by two other ECR panellists, Christine Wallis (Sheffield) and Claire Childs (York), all of whom will speak on the topic of ‘Language change in its socio-historical context’. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion, and the legendary PhilSoc tea and cake.