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Professor, School of Arts & Humanities at Nottingham Trent University
I am particularly interested in the language of the East Midlands, examining language variation and studying the perception of variation within the area.
Professor of German and History of Linguistics at the University of Nottingham.
I can’t resist learning languages – every new language is a discovery of a new world and way of thinking, and I love studying how they develop and how they work. We all speak at least one language effortlessly, and there’s no limit to how many we can learn and use – our brains are amazing!
I learned French, Latin and German at school (it was very common to take two or more languages then!). I got a degree in German and French, and lived in Bonn, Germany, for two years. I lived in Ireland for a few years, but learned much less Irish than I wanted to (definitely worth exploring, so different to English!), and I’ve also learned Italian, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish, and Russian. At the moment I am learning Chinese.