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Name: Kathryn  Louise Allan
Institution: University College London
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Homepage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/about/staff/ka.htm
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Historical Semantics and Lexicology
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Allan, Kathryn and Justyna Robinson (eds.) Forthcoming. Current Methods in Historical Semantics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Winters, Margaret, Heli Tissari and Kathryn Allan (eds.) Forthcoming. Contributions to Historical Cognitive Linguistics: Syntax and Semantics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Allan, Kathryn. 2008. Metaphor and Metonymy: A Diachronic Approach. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Allan, Kathryn. 2007. Excellence: a new keyword for education? Critical Quarterly 49(1): 54-78.
Allan, Kathryn. 2006. On groutnolls and nog-heads: a case study of the interaction between culture and cognition in intelligence metaphors.
In A. Stefanowitsch & S. Grondelaers(eds.), Corpora in Cognitive Linguistics Vol. 1: Metaphor and Metonymy, 175-190. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Durkin, Philip and Kathryn Allan. 2006. Glossary. In E.K. Brown, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, vol. 14, 1-141. Oxford: Elsevier.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historical Cognitive Linguistics
 Current Methods in Historical Semantics
Courses Taught: History of the Language since Chaucer
Literary Linguistics
English Sociolinguistics
English Grammar and Methodology
Modern English Language

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