Hannah Booth

Lecturer in Linguistics | Department of Linguistics and English Language | University of Manchester

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2015-18 | PhD in Linguistics | University of Manchester

  • Thesis title: Expletives and Clause Structure: Syntactic Change in Icelandic
  • Supervisors: Prof. Kersti Börjars; Dr. Tine Breban
  • Keywords: Generative syntax; language change; historical corpora; Icelandic; expletives; Lexical Functional Grammar.

2014-15 | MLitt Scandinavian Studies | University of Aberdeen

  • Class awarded: Distinction
  • Thesis title: Creating Coherence: A Study of Old Norse Connectives.
  • Selected taught modules: Advanced Old Norse language & literature; Runic; Medieval Latin; Paleography.

2010-14 | BA (Hons) Modern & Medieval Languages | Magdalene College | University of Cambridge

  • Class awarded: I
  • Dissertation 1 title: The Fate of the Instrumental Case in the History of German.
  • Dissertation 2 title: Low German in Scandinavia: A Study of Language Contact in Hanseatic Bergen.
  • Selected taught modules: Germanic philology (including Old Norse, Old High German, Gothic, Old English); Old Norse language & literature; history of the German language; phonetics, phonology & morphology.


  • September 2018 – present Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Manchester.
  • 2016 – 2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant in Linguistics, University of Manchester.

Awards & grants

  • 2015-18 Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Award.
  • 2015-18 University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar Award.
  • July 2017 AHRC Northwest Consortium Overseas Conference Grant.
  • July 2016 AHRC Northwest Consortium Student Development Grant.
  • June 2014 D.H Green Prize, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge.
  • June 2014 Peskett Prize for Modern & Medieval Languages, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.

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