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Dr. Phil Withington

Departments and Institutes

Faculty of History:

Research Interests

Vernacularisation and standardisation of languages in early modern Europe; the genealogy, meanings, uses, and contests over vocabularies, especially in this period (15th-18th centuries); the impact of Renaissance humanism on vernaculars.


  • Historical linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • English