Bettelou Los

Head of Linguistics and English Language

Undergraduate teaching

For 2016-2017, I am the convener of the LEL honours dissertations and its accompanying course LASC 10024 Dissertation in Language Sciences, teach the honours courses LASC10021 Historical Linguistics (Diachronic Linguistics for MSC) and LASC10080: Early Germanic Dialects. I also contribute to the pre-honours course  LEL2C: English in Time and Space, LEL1, LEL2E and the honours course Middle English (LASC10009).

Office hours:

I find it impossible to have set office hours this term - too many unpredictable meetings. You are always welcome to come and see me on spec (but I am teaching Wednesday 10-11, Thursday 10-13 and Friday 10-13), and you can of course always ask for an appointment by email.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Historical syntax, early Germanic, Old English, history of English, Information Structure/Discourse Structure

Current research interests

My present research interest is the role of information structure and discourse in syntactic change.

Past research interests

The genesis of non-finite forms (particularly the to-infinitive in English) and phrasal verbs.

Affiliated research centres