Tino Oudesluijs


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I am interested in how linguistic behaviour changes over time, both on a micro and macro level, in a variety of registers. More specifically, I work in English historical sociolinguistics, and as such consider how English as a written language has changed over time in different text types. I am particularly interested in how this relates to standardisation practices.


Academic training:

After obtaining the necessary skills in both English and Celtic historical linguistics and literature during my Bachelor, I obtained my Research Master’s degree in medieval studies (with a focus on English historical linguistics and manuscript studies) from the University of Utrecht in 2012. I wrote my MA dissertation, entitled 'Britons in Anglo-Saxon Legal Documents', under the supervision of Prof. Anita Auer, who subsequently also supervised my PhD thesis, entitled 'Language Variation and Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern Coventry', as part of the project 'Emerging Standards: Urbanisation and the Development of Standard English (c. 1400-1700)'. This project, which combines English historical linguistics with socio-economic history, aims at illuminating the complex processes involved in the emergence and development of the Standard English language by investigating the urban vernaculars of Bristol, Norwich, Coventry and York during the period 1400–1700.


Academic experience:

Over the course of my studies, I have also worked as:



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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Areas of expertise

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • historical sociolinguisics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • PE English
  • Middle English
  • Early Medieval England
  • Late Modern English

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