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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Tam Blaxter

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Position(s): 
PhD Student
Department/Section: 
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 000 (Main Faculty number)
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Tam read for a BA in Linguistics at the University of Essex followed by an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford.

Research interests: 
  • historical linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • historical sociolinguistics
  • North Germanic
  • language contact
  • diffusion processes
  • gender
  • corpus linguistics
Recent research projects: 

MPhil dissertation: ‘Sociolinguistic variation in the Old Icelandic Family Sagas’

PhD thesis: ‘Variation and change in Old and Middle Norwegian’

Published works: 
  • Tam T. Blaxter (2014). Applying keyword analysis to gendered language in the Íslendingasögur. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 37, pp 169-198. doi:10.1017/S0332586514000171
  • Tam T. Blaxter (2015). Gender and language change in Old Norse sentential negatives. Language Variation and Change, 27.3.