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Donka Minkova  awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, the University of Sofia, May 2016

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Studies in the History of the English Language, SHEL-10:

June 2-4,2017,  University of Kansas, Lawrence

Last but not Least: Domain Edges in the History of English

https://shel10.ku.edu/plenary-speakers

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Summer School in Old and Middle English: July 18-27, 2017, Naxos, Greece

Old English phonology and meter (Donka Minkova, UCLA)

How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance (Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam)

Variation in Old and Middle English (Nikolaos Lavidas, Univ. of Thessaloniki)

Historical sociolinguistics: Old and Middle English (Alexander Bergs, University of Osnabrück)

http://www.enl.auth.gr/summerschool/2017/

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Diachronic Phonotactics Workshop

September 7-8, University of Vienna, Austria

The history of –n loss in English: phonotactics, lexical, and grammatical specificity

http://dpt17.univie.ac.at/

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Frontiers in Comparative Metrics 3

September 29-30,2017, Tallinn University, Estonia

http://www.tlu.ee/en/FrontiersinComparativeMetrics3/Programme

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Third Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology

30th November–1st December 2017, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/symposium-on-historical-phonology/

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International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, ICEHL 20

27-31 August 2018, University of Edinburgh

 

Books

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    A Historical Phonology of English

    Edinburgh University Press and Oxford UP (North America), 2014

    Reviewed in:

    Linguist List, 25.4162, Oct. 2014 LINK

    Linguistics and English Language (U of Edinburgh)LINK

    Diachronica, 31(3), 457-463 (DOI: 10.1075/dia.31.3.06ful) LINK

    Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 115(3) (2014), 379-385 LINK

    Journal of Germanic Linguistics 28, no. 3 (2016): 266-272

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    Anglia 134, no. 3 (2016): 521-527 LINK


    Online Companion
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    Phonological Weakness in English. From Old to Present-Day English

    Collected and edited by D. Minkova. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. (9 August 2009; ISBN 9780230524750)

    Reviewed in:

    English Language and Linguistics 15.3 LINK

    Anglia / Zeitschr. für engl. Philologie: 2012 vol:130:1

    Book notes in: English Studies, Vol. 92, No. 7, Linguistics, Folia Linguistica, The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature


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    English Words: History and Structure

    Second Edition. With Robert Stockwell. Cambridge: CUP. 2009.

    Reviewed in:

    The Linguist List: Vol-13-5, January 2002 LINK

    Forum for Modern Language Studies 2003 vol: 39 p. 117;

    ATEFL Issues

    Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 7:2.


    Review of revised edition in: Language in Society 40:3 (2011) LINK


    Workbook and Answer Keys
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    Empirical and Analytical Advances in the Study of English Language Change

    Co-edited with Susan Fitzmaurice (University of Sheffield). TIEL (Topics in English Linguistics), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.


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    Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism. Studies in Honor of H.A. Kelly

    Hamburg and Bern: Peter Lang Verlag. 2003. Co-edited with Theresa Tinkle.

    Reviewed in Speculum. 80, no. 1, (2005): 366


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    Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English

    Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 101. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2003.

    Reviewed in:

    The Linguist List 14.2625 (Sept. 2003) LINK

    Anglia, Zeitschrift für englische Philologie- 124, no. 3, (2006): 494-497.

    Diachronica, Vol. 22, Number 2, 2005 , pp. 438-445 (8) LINK

    English Language and Linguistics, 2003, 7, 2, Nov, 347-351

    JEGP, Journal of English and Germanic philology. 104, no. 3, (2005): 394

    Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 36:1, June 2006, 104-107 LINK

    Language, Volume 81, Number 3, September 2005, pp. 745-748 LINK

    Medium Ævum (73:2) 2004, 328-9

    Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 106: 4, 2005, 503-505

    Speculum (80:4), 2005, 1331-1333 LINK


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    Studies in the History of the English Language: A Milennial Perspective

    Topics in English Linguistics 39, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2002. With R. Stockwell. Paperback printing 2003.

    “Foreword.” by D. Minkova and R. Stockwell, p. 1-18


    Reviewed in:

    The Linguist List

    Language, Volume 80, Number 3, September 2004, 601-605 LINK

    Papers in Generative Linguistics, Vol. 32:1, Spring 2002

    Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Vol. 15.3, September 2003, 281-292 LINK

    Journal of English and Germanic Philology (103:3) 2004, 381-2


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    The History of Final Vowels in English. The Sound of Muting

    Topics in English Linguistics 4; Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1991.

    Reviewed in: Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Paris, 87/2, 1992 (1993), 204-206

    Linguistics, Vol. 31, 1993, 194-198

    Phonology, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1994, 361-364

    Word, Vol. 45, No.1. April 1994, 45-50

    Contrastive Linguistics, Vol. XIX, No. 3-4, 1994, 80-84

    Lingua, Vol. 47, 1992

    Incontri Linguistici, Vol. 15, 1992 (1993) 166-167

    Diachronica, Vol. X/1 (1993) p. 158

    NADS, Vol. 000


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Research Articles and Book Chapters

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Year Title Categories
2015 Establishing phonemic contrast in written sources. In P. Honeybone and J. Salmons (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology, 72-85. OUP. LINK Phonology
2015 A U-turn and its consequences for the history of final schwa in English. In Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer (ed.) Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG), Volume 16, 2015. LINK, ABSTRACT Phonology;
Morphology;
Pragmatics
2015 Metrical resolution, spelling, and the reconstruction of Old English syllabification. In Studies in the History of the English Language VI: Evidence and Method in Histories of English, edited by M. Adams, R. D. Fulk, and L. Brinton. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015, 137-161. LINK Phonology;
Metrics
2014 Dialect, rhyme, and emendation in Sir Tristrem, with Ad Putter and Judith Jefferson. JEGP Vol. 113, No. 1, 2014, pp. 73-93 LINK Metrics;
Phonology
2014 Perfect and Imperfect Rhyme: Romances in the abab Tradition. Studies in Philology, 2014: 111:4, 631-651. With Ad Putter and Judith Jefferson LINK Metrics;
Phonology
2013 Reconstructing stress in Old and Middle English. In Research Methods in Language Variation and Change, ed. by Manfred Krug and Julia Schlüter. Cambridge University Press, 2013, 260-278. LINK Phonology
2012 “Prosody”. In English Historical Linguistics. An International Handbook, ed. by Alexander Bergs and Laurel Brinton. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, 2012, 113-129. LINK Phonology
2012 Syllable weight and the weak-verb paradigms in Old English. In Denison, David and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero et al.(eds.). Analysing Older English. Cambridge: CUP, 2012, 194-212. LINK Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2011 Phonemically contrastive fricatives in Old English? English Language and Linguistics, 15:1, (2011) p.31-60. LINK Phonology
2009 “Diagnostics of metricality in Middle English alliterative verse” In Judith Jefferson and Ad Putter (eds.), Approaches to the Metres of Alliterative Verse, Leeds Texts and Monographs, New Series 17, 2009, 77-114. LINK Metrics
2009 “On the meter of Middle English alliterative verse”. In Aroui, Jean-Louis & Andy Arleo (eds.) Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms: From language to metrics and beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co, 2009, p. p. 207-225. Metrics
2009 “Inflectional syncope: notes on the weak preterites in Middle and early Modern English”. In Minkova. D. (ed.) Phonological Weakness in English. From Old to Present-Day English, 316-346. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 Metrics;
Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2008 “Phonology: Segmental Histories”. For A Companion to the History of the English Language, ed. by Haruko Momma and Michael Matto, Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 54, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. With Robert Stockwell, 29-42. LINK Phonology
2008 Prefixation and stress in Old English. Word Structure Volume 1: 1, 21-52, 2008. LINK Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2007 The Forms of Speech. In A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, ed. by Peter Brown. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 2007, 159-176. LINK Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2007 The Forms of Verse. In A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, ed. by Peter Brown. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, 176-197. LINK Metrics
2006 “English Words”. In The Handbook of English Linguistics, ed. by Bas Aarts and April McMahon, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006, 459-483. With Robert Stockwell. LINK Morphology & Syntax
2006 “Randomness or Design in the Formation of a Standardized Phonemic Inventory”. In The Beginnings of Standardization. Language and Culture in Fourteenth-Century England, ed. by Ursula Schaefer. Frankfurt am Main etc.: Peter Lang 2006, 147-173. LINK Phonology
2006 “Old and Middle English Prosody”. In The Handbook of the History of English, ed. by Ans van Kemenade and Bettelou Los, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. 2006, 95-125. LINK Phonology
2005 “Chaucer’s Language: Pronunciation, Morphology, Metre”, in Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, ed. by Steve Ellis, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2005. 130-158. LINK Metrics;
Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2005 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. “Clash avoidance in morphologically derived words in Middle English. (Why [-hʊd] but [-dəm]?)” In Rethinking Middle English. Linguistic and Literary Approaches, ed. by Nikolaus Ritt and Herbert Schendl. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005, 263-280. Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2004 “Philology, linguistics, and the history of [hw] ~[w]”. Unfolding Conversations: Studies in the History of the English Language II: ed. by A. Curzan and K. Emmons. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2004, 6-46. LINK Phonology
2003 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. “Editorial Emendation and the Chaucerian Metrical Template.” In Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism. Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly, ed. by D. Minkova and Th. Tinkle. Bern: Peter Lang Verlag, 2003, 129-140. Metrics
2003 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. “English vowel shifts and 'optimal' diphthongs: Is there a logical link?” In: D. Eric Holt (ed.) Optimality Theory and Language Change, Kluwer Academic Publishers: The Netherlands, 2003, 169—190. LINK Phonology
2002 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "Interpreting the Old and Middle English close vowels”. Language Sciences. Vol. 24, no. 3-4, April 2002. 447-458. LINK Phonology
2002 Ablaut reduplication in English: the criss-crossing of prosody and verbal art. English Language and Linguistics, 6:1 (2002), 133-171. LINK Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
2001 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "The partial-contact origins of English pentameter verse: The Anglicization of an Italian model", in Dieter Kastovsky and Arthur Mettinger (eds.), Language Contact in the History of English, Frankfurt am Mein; Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2001, 337-363. LINK Metrics
2000 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "What happened to Old English Clitic Pronouns and Why?" In Words: Structure, Meaning, Function, ed. by Christiane Dalton-Puffer and Nikolaus Ritt. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2000, 289-308. Metrics
2000 Middle English prosodic innovations and their testability in verse, Placing Middle English in Context, ed. by Irma Taavitsainen, Terttu Nevalainen,Päivi Pahta, and Matti Rissanen, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 2000, 431-461. Metrics;
Phonology
2000 "Syllable Onset in the history of English", in Generative Theory and Corpus Studies: A Dialogue from 10 ICEHL, ed. by Ricardo, Bermúdez-Otero, David Denison, Richard Hogg and C. B. McCully. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2000, 498-540. Phonology
1999 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "Explanations of sound change: contradictions between dialect data and theories of chain shifting", Dialectal Variation in English: Proceedings of the Harold Orton Centenary Conference 1998, edited by Clive Upton and Katie Wales. Leeds Studies in English, New Series Vol. XXX, 1999, 82-103. LINK Phonology
1998 "Velars and palatals in Old English alliteration", in Historical Linguistics 1997, ed. by Monika Schmid, Jennifer Austin and Dieter Stein, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 1998, 269-291. Metrics;
Phonology
1998 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. "The origins of long-short allomorphy in English", in Advances in English Historical Linguistics, ed. by Jacek Fisiak and Marcin Krygier, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1998, 211-241. LINK Phonology
1998 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. "Are diphthongs neglected?" Publications of the American Dialect Society 80: Conference Papers on American English and the International Phonetic Alphabet, 1998. Ed. By Arthur Bronstein, 34-50. Phonology
1997 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "Prosody". Chapter Four in A Beowulf Handbook, ed. by Robert E. Bjork and John D. Niles. Univ. of Nebraska Press and Exeter University Press, 1997. 55-85. LINK Metrics
1997 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "Against the Notion 'Metrical Grammar'" In Irmengard Rauch and Gerald Carr (eds.) Insights in Germanic Linguistics II, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997, 243-257. Metrics;
Morphology & Syntax
1997 "Constraint ranking in Middle English stress-shifting". English Language and Linguistics, (CUP), Vol. I, No. 1. 1997, 135-175. LINK Phonology
1997 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. "Chaucerian phonemics: evidence and interpretation." In Language History and Linguistic Modelling ed. by Raymond Hickey and Stanislaw Puppel, 1997, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 29-59. Phonology
1997 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "On Drifts and Shifts". Stidia Anglica Poznaniensia XXXI, 1997, 283-305. Phonology
1997 "The Credibility of Pseudo-Alfred: Prosodic Insights into Post-Conquest Mongrel Meter". Modern Philology, Vol. 94, No. 4, May 1997, 427-455. LINK Metrics;Phonology
1997 Robert Stockwell and Donka Minkova. "Old English Metrics and the Phonology of Resolution", Germanic Studies in Honor of Anatloly Liberman, NOWELE, (North-Western European Language Evolution, Odense, Denmark) Vol. 31/32, October 1997, 389-406. LINK Metrics
1997 Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. "Against the emergence of the nuclear stress rule in Middle English". With Robert Stockwell: Studies in Middle English, ed. by Jacek Fisiak, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997, 301-335. *D. Minkova is responsible for 80% of the writing. All other collaborative work was equally divided between the two authors. LINK Metrics;
Phonology
1996 "Non-primary stress in Early Middle English accentual-syllabic verse." English Historical Metrics. 1996. Ed. by J. J. Anderson and C. B. McCully. Cambridge: CUP, 95-120. Metrics;
Phonology
1996 "Verse structure as evidence for prosodic reconstruction in Old English," Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistics Science. Series 4,1996, Issue 135, ed. by Derek Britton, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 13-38. Metrics;
Phonology
1994 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova "Kuhn’s laws and rise of verb-second syntax." Language Change and Language Structure: Older Germanic Languages in a Comparative Perspective, ed. by Toril Swan, Endre Mørck, Olaf Jansen Westwik. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1994, 213-233. Morphology & Syntax
1994 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. "Syllable weight, prosody, and meter in Old English." Diachronica XI:1, (1994), 35-65. LINK Metrics;
Phonology
1993 "On leap-frogging in historical phonology," in Papers from the Tenth International Conference on Historical Linguistics Amsterdam. ed. by Jaap van Marle. Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series IV, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Vol. 107. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1993, pp. 211-229. Phonology
1992 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. "On the Role of Prosodic Features in Syntactic Change." Internal and External Factors in Syntactic Change, ed. by Marinel Gerritsen and Dieter Stein, Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 61, 1992. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 417-433. Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
1992 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. "Homorganic clusters as moric busters in the history of English: the case of -ld, -nd, -mb". History of Englishes: New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics, ed. by Matti Rissanen, Ossi Ihalainen et al. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992, 191-207. Phonology
1992 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova "Kuhn’s Laws and Verb-Second:On Kendall’s theory of syntactic displacement in Beowulf". On Germanic Linguistics, ed. by Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr and R. Kyes. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992, 315-337. Metrics;
Morphology & Syntax
1992 "Verse Structure in the Middle English Genesis and Exodus." Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 91:2, (1992) 157-179. LINK Metrics;
Phonology
1992 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. "Poetic Influence on Prose Word Order in Old English." In Evidence for Old English: Material and Theoretical Bases for Reconstruction. Edinburgh Studies in the English Language 2. ed. by Fran Colman. John Donald Publishers Ltd. Edinburgh. 1992, pp. 142-155. Metrics;
Morphology & Syntax
1991 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova. "Subordination and word order change in the History of English." in Historical English Syntax: Topics in English Linguistics 2, ed. by Dieter Kastovsky, Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin, 1991, 367-409. Morphology & Syntax
1990 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova. "Verb phrase conjunction in Old English", in Histrorical Linguistics 1987, ed. by Henning Andersen and Konrad Koerner, Amsterdam: John Benjamins 1990, 499-516. Morphology & Syntax
1990 "Adjectival inflexion relics and speech rhythm in Late Middle and Early Modern English". Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, ed. by S. Adamson, Vivien Law, Nigel Vincent and Susan Wright. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 1990, 313-337. LINK Metrics;
Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
1990 D. Minkova and R. Stockwell. "Early Modern English Vowels: More O’Lass" Diachronica VII: 2. (1990) 199-215. LINK Phonology
1988 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova "The English Vowel Shift: Problems of Coherence and Explanation". In Luick Revisited, Papers read at the Luick-Symposium at Schloß Liechtenstein, 15.-18.9.1985, ed. by Dieter Kastovsky and G. Bauer. Günter Narr Verlag, Tübingen, 1988, 355-395. Reprinted with commentary in Il Great Vowel Shift. Dalla fenomenologia dei dati ai modelli d’interpretazione, ed. by Antonio Bertacca, Roma: Il Calamo, 1994. LINK Phonology
1988 Stockwell, R. and D. Minkova "A Rejoinder to Lass", in Luick Revisited, Papers read at the Luick-Symposium at Schloß Liechtenstein, 15.-18.9.1985, ed. by Dieter Kastovsky and Gero Bauer. Günter Narr Verlag, Tübingen, 1988, 411-419. LINK Phonology
1987 The prosodic character of early schwa deletion in English. Papers from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, ed. by Anna Giacalone Ramat, Onforio Carruba, and Giuliano Bernini, John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia. 1987, 445-458. Phonology
1985 Of rhyme and reason: Some foot-governed quantity changes in English. Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, ed. By R. Eaton, O. Fischer, W. Koopman, F.van der Leek, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 1985, 162-179. Phonology
1984 "On the hierarchy of factors leading to schwa loss in Middle English," in Neuphilologische Mitteilungen Vol. LXXXV/4, 445-54, 1984, revised version of "A classification of factors leading to schwa loss in Middle English" in University of Sofia English Papers, Vol. II, 160-86, 1983. Phonology
1984 "Early Middle English metric elision and schwa deletion," in English Historical Linguistics: Studies in Development. CECTAL Conference Papers Series No. 3, ed. by Norman F. Blake and Charles Jones, Sheffield, 1984, 56-67. Phonology
1983 Фонологични и морфологични проблеми на изпадането на крайното –е в средноанглийския период. [Phonological and morphological problems of the loss of final-e in Middle English], a monograph based on the Ph.D. thesis, Sofia University Press, 36 pp. 1983. (In Bulgarian) Phonology;
Morphology & Syntax
1982 "The Environment for Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening," in Folia Linguistica Historica, III/1, 1982, 29-58. LINK Phonology
1981 "Middle English final -e from a phonemic point of view," in Work in Progress, Dept. of Linguistics, Edinburgh University, Vol. 15, 27-45. Revised version in Current Topics in English Historical Linguistics, Odense University Studies in English, Vol. 4, 191-210, 1981. Phonology
1978 "Unstressed final -e in the Ormulum," English Studies. Sofia, Vol. I, 1978, 162-81. Metrics;
Phonology

 

Forthcoming Articles

Ambisyllabicity in English: present and past. With Kie Ross Zuraw. In M. Kytö and P. Pahta (eds.) Handbook of English Historical Linguistics, Cambridge University Press. Publication projected January 2016 LINK (first proofs)LINK

English word clipping in a diachronic perspective in Hubert Cuyckens, Hendrik De Smet, Liesbet Heyvaert & Peter Petré (eds. ) Papers from ICEHL 18, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016. LINK

Prosody-meter correspondences in late Old English and in the Middle English Poema Morale in Neidorf, L. et al. (eds.) Boydell and Brewer LINK

Genre, audience, and scribal adaptation to language change: The case of infinitival marking. With Emily Runde. Submitted in January 2016. LINK

Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening, syllabification and foot construction. With Nikolaus Ritt. Paper presented at the First Edinburgh Historical Phonology Symposium, December 2015. LINK

Language tests for the identification of Middle English Tail-Rhyme Romances, in The Transmission of Medieval Romance, ed. by Ad Putter and Judith Jefferson, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2016 (LINK)

From stop-fricative clusters to contour segments in early English. In Don Chapman (ed.) Papers from SHEL 8 (Studies in the History of the English Language), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2016. LINK

Stress-shifting in English prefixed words: continuity or re-invention (In preparation)

Verse structure as evidence for phonological reconstruction. In preparation for The Oxford Handbook of Historical Linguistics, ed. by Longobardi and P. Crisma. 2017.

 

Review and Encyclopedia Articles

Year Title
2010 “Alliteration”: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, ed. by Patrick Hogan, CUP (2010, 94-95).
2010 Language: Old and Middle English. The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (ODMA), ed. by Robert Bjork pp. 954-957. Oxford University Press, 2010
2009 “New Histories of English”: Review article for: Elly van Gelderen A History of the English Language (John Benjamins), Linda Mugglestone (ed.) The Oxford History of English, and Hogg, Richard and D. Denison (eds.): A History of the English Language, CUP. Language, Vol 85:4 (2009), 892-907.
2008 Review of Early English Metre (Toronto Old English Series) by Thomas Bredehoft, Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, Article Speculum 83 (July 2008) 673-675. LINK
2005 "The Great Vowel Shift" In Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Ed. Philipp Strazny. New York: Routledge, 2005. 2 volumes. ISBN: 1-57958-391-1.
2005 "Old English" In Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Ed. Philipp Strazny. New York: Routledge, 2005. 2 volumes. ISBN: 1-57958-391-1.
2005 "Middle English" In Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Ed. Philipp Strazny. New York: Routledge, 2005. 2 volumes.
2001 Roger Lass, ed. The Cambridge History of the English Language: Vol. III, 1476-1776. Pp. xvii + 771. Journal of English Linguistics 29 No.1, March 2001, 83-93.
1998 Beowulf and Old Germanic Metre, by Geoffrey Russom. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England 23, Cambridge: CUP, xii + 235pp. 1998. Folia Linguistica Historica, Vol.XIX/1-2 1999, 173-183.
1997 The Phonology of Old English Stress and Metrical Structure by Piotr Gasiorowski. Bamberger Beitrage zur englischen Sprachwissenschaft: Bd. 39. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, 1997. English Language and Linguistics, 2.1, 141-147, 1998.
1995 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. Review of Robert Fulk, A History of Old English Meter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1992. xxi + 428pp. Language, Vol. 71, No. 2 (June 1995), 359-366.
1995 Review of Roger Lass, Old English: A historical linguistic companion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xx + 300. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literature 7.2 (1995), 264-271.
1994 Stockwell, Robert and Donka Minkova. Review of Richard M. Hogg, ed. The Cambridge History of the English Language: Vol. I, The Beginnings to 1066. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. xxiii + 609. Journal of Linguistics 30. 2, Sept. 1994, 215-227.
1994 Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell. Review of Norman Blake, ed. The Cambridge History of the English Language: Vol II, 1066-1476. Pp. xxi + 703. Journal of Linguistics 30. 2, Sept. 1994, 528-548.
1992 A Book of Middle English, by John A. Burrow & Thorlac Turville-Petre, London: Blackwell, 303pp. 1992. Diachronica X:1, 1993, 119-127.
1991 A History of English Phonology by Charles Jones, London: Longman. Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 27, No. 2, 542-550 LINK
1985 The Trajectory Constraint and 'Irregular' Rhymes in Middle English by Michiko Terajima, Shinozaki Shorin, Tokyo, 1985, Folia Linguistica Historica VIII/1-2. 481-502.
1978 Review of Jerzy Weɬna: A Diachronic Grammar of English, Part One, Phonology, Warszawa, 1978. Folia Linguistica Historica, II/1, 151-6.

 

Recent Conference Handouts

Inflectional allomorphy and syllable-weight opacity in Old English. Handout from SHEL-6, April 2009. LINK

Stress-shifting in English prefixed words: continuity or re-invention. Handout from ICEHL 15, August 2008. LINK

 

Translations

Year Title
1996 "About Last Night", by Zdravka Evtimova. The Text, Leeds, Sept. 1996
1966 Герои и рози – поглед към България by Arnold Haskel [Heroes and Roses: A view of Bulgaria by Arnold L. Haskell. Darton, Longman & Todd, London 1966], Nauka i Izkustvo, Sofia, 1967, 196 pp.

 

Other

Year Title
2009 Introduction to Phonological Weakness in English From Old to Present-Day English, in Phonological Weaknessin English. From Old to Present-Day English, p.1-6. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
2008 “Heuristics and evidence in studying the history of the English language”. Introduction to Empirical and Analytical Advances in the Study of English Language Change, p.1-10. Co-authored with Susan Fitzmaurice. 2008.
1999 Peer commentary: "Proximate mechanisms vs. causal explanations" Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 18.2 (1999), 226-230.
1983 Radio course: Английски език за напреднали [A Course in Conversational English for Advanced Students of English], 16 units, 96 pp, broadcast weekly by Radio Sofia, May-Oct-Dec. 1983.
1983 "A classification of factors leading to schwa loss in Middle English" In University of Sofia English Papers, Vol. II, 160-86, 1983.
1982 Katsarova, Raina, Minkova, Donka, Lloyd, Albert. L. (ed. & tr.) "Bulgarian Funeral Laments". International Folklore Review: Folklore Studies from Overseas, London, England, Vol. 2, 112-130 (1982).
1977 "Препoдaването на история на езика на университетско ниво” ["The language level approach to teaching history of the language to university students"], Проблеми на висшето образование [Problems of Higher Education] Sofia, 1977, B 42-6 (In Bulgarian, English summary p.64)