April M. S. McMahon#

April M. S. McMahon
Membership Number:2802
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science
  • Since 2005 Forbes Professor of English and Head of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh University
  • 2000-2004 Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield
  • 1988-2000 Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics at Cambridge University
  • 1990 PhD, English Language, Edinburgh

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistics
  • Comparisons between various English accents, with a particular interest in Scots
  • Language change
  • Phonology
  • Historical linguistics

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the British Academy

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