Contexts – Historical, Social, Linguistic

Studies in Celebration of Toril Swan

by Kevin McCafferty (Volume editor) Tove Bull (Volume editor) Kristin Killie (Volume editor)
©2005 Others 374 Pages


These papers are offered by colleagues and students past and present on the occasion of Professor Toril Swan’s sixtieth birthday. The scope of the book broadly reflects the interests Toril has pursued throughout her career at the universities of Trondheim, Tromsø and Stavanger. Topics covered by the nineteen papers in this volume range across the fields of onomastics, adverbials, language and gender, diachronic and synchronic syntax, comparative linguistics, metaphor, and discourse.


ISBN (Softcover)
Englisch Kontrastive Linguistik Aufsatzsammlung historical linguistics discourse analysis diachronic and synchronic syntax Festschrift comparative linguistics
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 374 pp.

Biographical notes

Kevin McCafferty (Volume editor) Tove Bull (Volume editor) Kristin Killie (Volume editor)

The Editors: Kevin McCafferty is Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Bergen. His research interests are in sociolinguistics, the history of Irish English, and grammaticalisation in language contact. Tove Bull is former Rector of the University of Tromsø, where she is Professor of Nordic Linguistics. She has published on, e.g., language and gender, Norwegian language history and Norwegian-Sami language contact in northern Norway. Kristin Killie is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tromsø. Her main field of research is English grammar from a historical perspective. Publications include a book and articles on -ly adverbials, and she is currently working on a study of progressive aspect in English.


Title: Contexts – Historical, Social, Linguistic