Pia Lehecka

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I am a historical linguist currently working on the development of long vowels in Older Scots. My background lies in the general linguistic history of English and Germanic languages. During my MA, I mostly focused on subjectification and grammaticalisation. 


MA English Language and Linguistics 2023 (University of Vienna) 

  • Thesis: The role of subjectivity in the grammaticalisation of downtoners

BA English and American Studies 2020 (University of Vienna) 

  • Thesis: Robert Burns’s Scots Songs on the Jacobite Movement


Responsibilities & affiliations

Committee member organising the following events: 


Undergraduate teaching

LEL2A: Linguistic Theory and the Structure of English (2023)

LEL2C: English in Time and Space (2024)

Invited speaker

French lexicon in Old and Middle English law at the International Legal Linguistics Workshop 2020