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Name: Joanna  Kopaczyk (IPA: ko'paʧɨk)
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: English Language; /L//L/Historical Linguistics; Scots
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
Selected Publications: 2014.'The language of William Dunbar: Middle Scots or Early Modern Scots?', European Journal of English Studies 18(1): 21-41.
2013. The legal language of Scottish burghs. Standardization and lexical bundles (1380-1560). Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 337.
2013. Ed. with Andreas H. Jucker. Communities of practice in the history of English. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 291.
2013. 'Code-switching in the records of a Scottish brotherhood in early modern Poland-Lithuania', Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 49/3: 281-319.
2013. 'Rethinking the traditional periodisation of the Scots language', in Janet Cruickshank and Robert McColl Millar (eds.) After the Storm: Papers from the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster triennial meeting, Aberdeen 2012. Aberdeen: Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ireland. 233-260.
2013. 'Formulaic discourse across Early Modern English medical genres: Investigating shared lexical bundles', in Andreas H. Jucker et al. (eds.) Meaning in the History of English. Words and Texts in Context. (Studies in Language Companion Series 148). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 257-300.
2012. 'The meanders of spelling, or another look at early Middle Scots digraphs', in: Joanna Esquibel and Anna Wojtyś (eds.) Explorations in the English language: Middle Ages and beyond. Festschrift for Professor Jerzy Wełna. Warsaw: Warsaw University Press. 153-167.
2012. “Communication gaps in seventeenth-century Britain: Explaining legal Scots to English practitioners”, in Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky (ed.) Intercultural miscommunication past and present. Frankfurt a/Main: Peter Lang. 217-243.
2012. 'Repetitive and therefore fixed? Lemmatic bundles and text-type standardisation in 15th-century administrative Scots', in: Hans Sauer and Gaby Waxenberger (eds.) English historical linguistics 2008. Vol.II. Words, texts and genres. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 189-208.
2012. 'Applications of the lexical bundles method in historical corpus research”, in Piotr Pęzik (ed.) Corpus Data across Languages and Disciplines. Frankfurt a/Main: Peter Lang. 83-95.
2012. “Long lexical bundles and standardisation in historical legal discourse”, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 47/2,3: 3-25.
2011. 'Latin and Scots versions of Scottish medieval burgh laws (Leges Quatuor Burgorum)', Scottish Language 30: 1-17.
2011. 'A V or not a V? Transcribing abbreviations in seventeen MSS of the 'Man of Law’s Tale', in Jacob Thaisen and Hanna Rutkowska (eds.) Scribes, printers, and the accidentals of their texts. Frankfurt a/Main: Peter Lang. 91-106.
2009. '(Multi-word) units of meaning in 16th-century legal Scots', in R.W. McConchie, Jukka Tyrkkö and Alpo Honkapohja (eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (Hel-Lex 2). Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 88-95.
2006. “Analytic ‘of the samyn’ or synthetic ‘its’? The use of neuter possessives in Older Scots texts”, in Terttu Nevalainen, Juhani Klemola and Mikko Laitinen (eds.) Types of Variation: Diachronic, Dialectal and Typological Interfaces. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 171-201.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Communities of Practice in the History of English
 The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs
Courses Taught: History of English; Historical Linguistics;
Language, Text and Context;
Introduction to Linguistics;
Polish-English Contrastive Grammar;
Foundations of Language Study;
Power of Language - Language of Power;
Language and World Englishes;
English Phonetics and Phonology;
Varieties of English;
Reviewer of: Early Modern English Dialogues (LL Issue 21.3781)
Historical Pragmatics (LL Issue 22.2578)

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