Kristin Bech

Professor - Britisk-amerikansk
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Phone +47 22857119
Room NT 622
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 6th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 Oslo


Old English, Middle English, History of English, grammar, phonetics, lexicology, English for Academic Purposes.

Academic interests

Language history, medieval history, Old and Middle English syntax, word order change in Germanic and Romance, noun phrases in old Germanic languages (Old English, Old Norse, Old High German, Old Saxon, Gothic), corpus linguistics, corpus annotation, information structure.

Public engagement

Author of the book Fra englisc til English: et språk blir til, which is a popular account of the history of English aimed at a general audience. 

Professional service

Chair of the Norwegian Academic Council for English Studies.
Vice-President for Teaching for the International Society of the Linguistics of English.


Tags: English, English language, Linguistics, Historical linguistics, History of English, Older English, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Corpus linguistics, Syntax, Word order, Information structure, Noun phrases, Germanic languages, Public engagement
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:01 PM - Last modified Mar. 26, 2021 11:49 AM