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WP2PG - Widening participation and postgraduate research - Nigel Vincent, The British Academy

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John Rose-Adams
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Professor Nigel Vincent

Vice-President (Research and HE Policy)

Nigel Vincent was appointed chair of the Research Committee and Vice-President (Research and Higher Education Policy) in February 2010.

He was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy in 2006.

His research interests lie in the modelling of grammatical change using feature-based approaches to morphology and syntax, especially within the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar.

He is a former President of the Philological Society and of the International Society for Historical Linguistics.

He has written numerous articles and chapters on the history and structure of Latin and the Romance languages, in particular on Italian and the dialects of Italy.

He was co-director of the AHRC-funded project entitled Sintassi degli Antichi Volgari d’Italia (2000-5).

He holds the Mont Follick Chair of Comparative Philology in the School of Languages, Linguistics & Cultures at the University of Manchester, where he is also Associate Vice-President for Research & Graduate Education.

He has been an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury (NZ) and has held visiting posts at the Universities of Copenhagen, Pavia and Rome.

In RAE 2008 he was chair of Main Panel M, which included Modern Languages, Celtic Studies, Linguistics and English Language & Literature, and in 2009 was a member of HEFCE’s Expert Advisory Group on the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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