Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Room 2.14, Dugald Stewart Building
- 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9AD
My office hours are Tue 11:30-12:30 & Fri 11:00-12:00
I am currently working on a three-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship entitled "Digital methods in New-World language change: Words & sounds in older Mapudungun", which explores the 400-year textual history of Mapudungun, the ancestral language of the Mapuche people of south-central Chile and Argentina. In order to explore the development of the language's phonology and morphology, I am in the process of building a Corpus of Historical Mapudungun (https://benmolineaux.github.io/).
This is my second project at the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics, following on from the FITS Project (From Inglis to Scots: Mapping sounds to spellings), which uses spelling variation within the Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots to track the development of the language's sounds across time and space.
I am generally interested in Histrorical Phonology and, in particular, prosodic structure and its impact on morphology. I have applied these intrests to my work on Mapudungun, Older Scots and Old and Middle English.
During 2018-19 I am coordinator for the History of Scots course.
Responsibilities & affiliations
The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics (Secretary)
The English Language Research Group (Convenor)
History of Scots Course (Coordinator)