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Dr Sheila Watts

Doctor Sheila Watts


College Jobs

  • Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages (Part IB & Part II MML)
  • College Lecturer in German
  • Fellow A

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Research Interests

Old Saxon and other older Germanic languages; verbs, tense and aspect; grammaticalization and other kinds of language change.
My main research project at the moment of the creation of a digital corpus of Middle Low German texts, collaboratively with Anne Breitbarth (Gent) and George Walkden (Manchester). We have secured funding from the British Academy and the Newton Trust.


After studying and working as a lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin, I came to Cambridge in 1998 to take up a lectureship in German in the MML Faculty.

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