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Name: Stephen  Laker
Institution: Kyushu University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://stephenlaker.wordpress.com/
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Specialty: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Japanese
Welsh
Selected Publications: Editing:
2011: Languages of Early Britain. Special issue of Transactions of the Philological Society 109(2). (With Paul Russell)

2010: Problems in English Historical Phonology. Special issue of journal Anglia 127(2). (With Robert Mailhammer)

2007: Advances in Old Frisian Philology. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. (With Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr & Oebele Vries)

Articles:
2009b: On the geography and date of the merger /kw/, /hw/ > /χw/. In Esa Penttila & Heli Paulasto (eds.), Language Contacts Meet English Dialects: Studies in Honour of Markku Filppula. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 179–198.

2009a: An explanation for the early phonemicisation of a voice contrast in English fricatives. English Language and Linguistics 13(2), 213–226. (doi: 10.1017/S1360674309002998)

2008b: Changing views about Anglo-Saxons and Britons. In Henk Aertsen & Bart Veldhoen (eds.), Six papers from the 28th Symposium on Medieval Studies held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 15 December 2006. Leiden: Leiden University Department of English, 1–38.

2008a: The English negative comparative particle. Transactions of the Philological Society 106(1), 1–28. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-968X.2007.00191.x)

2007: Palatalization of velars: A major link of Old English and Old Frisian. In Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, Stephen Laker & Oebele Vries. (eds.), Advances in Old Frisian Philology. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 165–184.

2005: Earliest Middle English ne ‘than’. Notes & Queries 52(2), 163–164. (With Rolf H. Bremmer Jr.) (doi: 10.1093/notesj/gji205)

2003: PGMC. +drepa-, G treffen ‘TO HIT’. Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 8, 103–110. (With Robert Mailhammer and Theo Vennemann)

2002b: Zur Vergleichspartikel was im Bairischen. Sprachwissenschaft 27(4), 397–416.

2002a: An explanation for the changes kw-, hw- > χw- in the English dialects. In Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola & Heli Pitkänen (eds.), The Celtic Roots of English, Joensuu: Joensuu University Press, 183–198.

Other:
2011: Languages of Early Britain: Introduction. In Languages of Early Britain. Special issue of Transactions of the Philological Society 109(2), 109–112. (With Paul Russell) (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-968X.2011.01280.x)

2010: Introduction. In Problems in English Historical Phonology. Special issue of Anglia 127(2), 173–175. (With Robert Mailhammer) (doi: 10.1515/angl.2009.025)

2002: Germanisches und Nicht-Germanisches im Deutschen und Englishen. MA thesis, University of Munich.

Book Reviews
2006: Dossena, Marina & Roger Lass (eds.). 2004. Methods and Data in English Historical Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang. Historical Sociolinguistics and Sociohistorical Linguistics 6.

2003: Minkova, Donka. 2003. Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English. [= Cambridge Studies in Language 101.] Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. LinguistList 14.2625.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Advances in Old Frisian Philology
Courses Taught: Academic Writing
Analysing Variation in English Using Corpora
English Around the World
English in Britain
English Words
History of the English Language
Introduction to Old English
Investigating English Dialects
Language Change
Linguistic Typology
English Phonetics and Phonology
Structure of Germanic Languages
The History of English Dialects
Varieties of English
Reviewer of: Historical Linguistics/Phonology: Minkova (2002) (LL Issue 14.2625)
Academic Paper Abstract: An Explanation for the Early Phonemicisation of a Voice Contrast in English Fricatives



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