April M. S. McMahon#

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

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present Vice-President Teaching, Learning and Students and Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of Manchester
  • 2016 - 2019 Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Kent
  • 2011 - 2016 Vice-Chancellor, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University
  • 2009 - 2011 Vice-President Planning, Resources and Research Policy, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2008 - 2009 Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh
  • 2005 - 2011 Forbes Professor of English, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2000 - 2004 Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield; Head of Department of English Language and Linguistics, then Head of the School of English.
  • 1988 - 2000 University Assistant Lecturer, then University Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Cambridge. Fellow and Tutor, Selwyn College
  • 1990 PhD, English Language, University of Edinburgh

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

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the British Academy
  • Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
  • Honorary Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge

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