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Name: Benjamin  Slade
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Specialty: historical syntax & semantics
Subject Language(s): Hindi
English, Old
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
Selected Publications: (forthcoming) 'How (exactly) to slay a dragon in Indo-European? PIE *bheid- {hégwhim, kwrmi-}.' _Historische Sprachforschung_.

(to appear) 'A text in speech's clothing: discovering specific functions of formulaic expressions in Beowulf and blogs'. [with Matt Garley & Marina Terkourafi] in Perspectives on Formulaic Language in _Acquisition and Communication_. David Wood, ed. London: Continuum.

(2007) 'Untydras ealle: Grendel, Cain, and Vrtra: Indo-European shruti and Christian smrti in Beowulf.' _In Geardagum_ 27:1-32.

(2003) 'How to Rank Constraints: constraint conflict, grammatical competition, and the rise of periphrastic do'. in _Optimality Theory and Language Change_. D. Eric Holt, ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 337-385.

(2002-2005) _Beowulf on Steorarume_.
Courses Taught: LING210-Language History
Academic Paper Abstract: How to Rank Constraints: Constraint conflict, grammatical competition, and the rise of periphrastic do
Beowulf on Steorarume (Beowulf in Cyberspace)
...þrym gefrunon, ...helle gemundon : Indogermanic shruti and Christian smriti in the Epistemology of Beowulf

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