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Name: Christine  Wallis
Institution: University of Sheffield
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Homepage: http://usheffield.academia.edu/ChristineWallis
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Specialty: Manuscript Studies
Subject Language(s): English, Old
Selected Publications: 2013 ‘Layers of Reading in the Old English Bede: The Case of Oxford Corpus Christi College 279B’, Meaning in Words, Texts and Discourse in the History of English, edited by Andreas H. Jucker, Daniela Landert, Annina Seiler and Nicole Studer (Amsterdam: John Benjamins). 19-38.

2013 ‘The Old English Bede: Scribal Strategy and Invention in MS CCCC41’, Freond Ic Gemete Wið: Perspectives on Medieval Britain; Language, Literature, Society, edited by Michaela Hejná, Helena Filipová and Helena Znojemská. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 1-14.
Courses Taught: Old English
History of English
Sociolinguistics
Intro to linguistics
Varieties of English



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