Olga Timofeeva

Olga Timofeeva, Prof. Dr.

Ausserordentliche Professorin für Historische Englische Sprachwissenschaft

Phone: +41 44 63 43 672

olga.timofeeva@es.uzh.ch

Research interests

  • Medieval language contact
  • Historical sociolinguistics
  • (Second) language acquisition in the Middle Ages
  • Historical syntax
  • Old English
  • Middle English
  • Medieval Latin

Academic degrees and positions

2017-

Associate professor of English historical linguistics, English department,
University of Zurich

2011-2017

Assistant professor of English historical linguistics, English department,
University of Zurich

2010-2011

Postdoctoral researcher, Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG), Department of English, University of Helsinki

2010

Ph.D. in English philology, University of Helsinki
Eximia cum laude

2009-2010

Postgraduate fellowship in Variation, contacts and change Ph.D. programme
LANGNET, the Finnish Graduate School in Language Studies

2005-2009

Research assistant and postgraduate student, VARIENG, Department of English, University of Helsinki

2005

candidate of sciences in philology, St. Petersburg State University

1998-2004

Lecturer, English Department, St. Petersburg State University

1998

M.A. in English philology, St. Petersburg State University

Publications

Monographs

Timofeeva, Olga (2010) Non-finite Constructions in Old English, with Special Reference to Syntactic Borrowing from Latin, PhD dissertation, Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, vol. LXXX, Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.

Timofeeva, Olga (2006) Latinskie sintaksicheskie zaimstvovania v drevneanglijskom jazyke (‘Latin syntactic borrowing in Old English’), Candidate of Sciences in Philology dissertation, St. Petersburg: Gelikon Plus.

Articles

Forthcoming

Timofeeva, Olga (in preparation) “On the margins of Bible translation: The English Decalogue in the 13th-14th centuries.”

Timofeeva, Olga (2019 fc.) “Chancery norms before Chancery English: Templates in royal writs from Alfred the Great to William the Conqueror.” Journal of Historical Pragmatics 20(1).

2018

Timofeeva, Olga (2018a) “AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN: Sociolinguistic concepts in the study of Alfredian English.” English Language and Linguistics 22(1): 12348. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674316000435

Timofeeva, Olga (2018b) “Mid ðare soðe luue ðe is icleped karite: Pastoral care and lexical innovation in the thirteenth century.” Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM) 23: 55–85.

Timofeeva, Olga (2018c) “Survival and loss of Old English religious vocabulary between 1150 and 1350.” English Language and Linguistics 22(2): 225–47. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674318000114

Timofeeva, Olga and Ingham, Richard (2018) “Special issue on mechanisms of French contact influence in Middle English: Diffusion and maintenance.” English Language and Linguistics 22(2): 197–205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674318000096

2017

Timofeeva, Olga (2017b) “Lexical Loans and Their Diffusion in Old English: Of ‘gospels’, ‘martyrs’, and ‘teachers’.” Studia Neophilologica 89(2): 21537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00393274.2017.1297208

Timofeeva, Olga (2017a) “Cum saca et soca, et tol et theam: The status of English terminology in Latin acta of William the Conqueror.” Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 52(2): 195–215.

2016

Timofeeva, Olga (2016c) "Bide nu æt Gode þæt ic grecisc cunne: Attitudes to Greek and the Greeks in the Anglo-Saxon period." Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 51(2): 529. https://doi.org/10.1515/stap-2016-0007

Timofeeva, Olga (2016b) “The Viking outgroup in early medieval English chronicles,” Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics 2(1): 83–121. https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsl-2016-0004

Timofeeva, Olga (2016a) “Alfredian Press on the Vikings: Critical Discourse Approach to Outgroup Construction,” Journal of English Linguistics 44(3): 23053. http://doi.org/10.1177/0075424216654210

2013

Timofeeva, Olga (2013e) "The Wor(l)ds of Kalevala: Finnish Lexical Loans in Modern English," in Ex Philologia Lux: Essays in Honour of Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, ed. by Jukka Tyrkkö, Olga Timofeeva, and Maria Salenius, 159–85. Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique XC. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.

Timofeeva, Olga (2013d) “Of ledenum bocum to engliscum gereorde: Bilingual Communities of Practice in Anglo-Saxon England,” in Communities of Practice in the History of English, ed. by Joanna Kopaczyk and Andreas H. Jucker, 201–24. Pragmatics and Beyond New Series 235. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Timofeeva, Olga (2013c) “Latin Loans in Old English and Finnish Loans in Modern English: Can We Distinguish Statistics from Myth?” in Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX3), ed. by R.W. McConchie, Teo Juvonen, Mark Kaunisto, Minna Nevala, and Jukka Tyrkkö. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hel-lex/2012/abstract2845.html/

Timofeeva, Olga (2013b) “Hearsay and Lexical Evidentials in Old Germanic Languages, With Focus on Old English,” in Comparative Studies in Early Germanic Languages: With a Focus on Verbal Categories, ed. by Gabriele Diewald, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, and Ilse Wischer, 169–94. Studies in Language Companion Series 138. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Timofeeva, Olga (2013a) "Anglo-Latin and Old English: A Case for Integrated Bilingual Corpus Studies of Anglo-Saxon Registers." in New Methods in Historical Corpora, ed. by Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible, and Richard J. Whitt, 195–204. Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, vol. 3. Tübingen: Narr.

2012

Timofeeva, Olga (2012) “Latin Absolute Constructions and Their Old English Equivalents: Interfaces between Form and Information Structure,” in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English, ed. by Anneli Meurman-Solin, María José López-Couso, and Bettelou Los, Oxford Studies in the History of English, 228–42. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011

Kilpiö, Matti and Timofeeva, Olga (2011) “Semantic Polyfunctionality and Grammaticalization of the OE Subordinator be þæm þe: a corpus-based study,” in Typology of Adverbial Connectives, ed. by Anneli Meurman-Solin and Ursula Lenker, Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, VARIENG ePublications. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/journal/volumes/08/kilpio_timofeeva/

Timofeeva, Olga (2011b) “Infinitival Complements with the Verb (ge)don in Old English: Latin Influence Revisited,” in Leeds Studies in English 42: 93–108.

Timofeeva, Olga (2011a) “Battlefield Victory: Lexical Transfer in Medieval Anglo-Latin,” in Multilingual Discourse Production: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, ed. by Svenja Kranich, Viktor Becher, Steffen Höder, and Juliane House, 109–32. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

2010

Timofeeva, Olga (2010b) “Non-finite Constructions in Old English, with Special Reference to Syntactic Borrowing from Latin: Lectio praecursoria,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 4/2010.

Timofeeva, Olga (2010a) “Anglo-Latin Bilingualism before 1066: Prospects and Limitations,” in Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England: A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö, ed. by Alaric Hall, Olga Timofeeva, Ágnes Kiricsi, and Bethany Fox, 1–36. Leiden: Brill.

2008

Timofeeva, Olga (2008) “Translating the Texts where Et Verborum Ordo Mysterium Est: Late Old English Idiom vs. Ablativus Absolutus,” Journal of Medieval Latin 18: 216–28.

2006

Timofeeva, Olga (2006) “Word be worde – andgit of andgite: A Study of the Medieval Rhetorical Formula,” in Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX), ed. R.W. McConchie et al., pp. 135–42. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. www.lingref.com, document #1354.

Reviews

Timofeeva, Olga (2013) Janie Steen (2008), Verse and Virtuosity: The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry; Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 2013/1: 125–28.

Timofeeva, Olga (2011) Kiriko Sato (2009), The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in Old English Prose; Leeds Studies in English 42: 122–23.

Timofeeva, Olga (2009) Nicole Guenther Discenza (2005), The King’s English: Strategies of Translation in the Old English Boethius; Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 2009/2: 251–54.

Timofeeva, Olga (2006) Robert Hasenfratz and Thomas Jambeck (2005), Reading Old English: A Primer and First Reader; Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 3/2006.

Timofeeva, Olga (2005) "Zvon sozvuchij." G. Chaucer. The Book of the Duchess. The Parliament of Fowls. Trans. from English and comm. by S.A. Aleksandrovskij (2004); NLO 76.

Co-Edited Volumes

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(2018) Mechanisms of French contact influence in Middle English: Diffusion and maintenance, ed. by Olga Timofeeva and Richard Ingham. Special issue of English Language and Linguistics 22(2). https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/english-language-and-linguistics/issue/EB7935A7824369FEEBC63681FEC5C6A9

 

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(2017) What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? (Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, Zurich, 9-11th September 2016), SPELL 34, ed. by Antoinina Bevan Zlatar and Olga Timofeeva. Tübingen: Narr.

(2016) New Approaches in English Linguistics: Building Bridges, ed. by Olga Timofeeva, Sarah Chevalier, Anne-Christine Gardner, and Alpo Honkapohja. Studies in Language Companion Series 177. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

(2014) Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English, ed. by Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt, and Daniel Schreier. Studies in Language Companion Series 159. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

(2013) Ex Philologia Lux: Essays in Honour of Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, ed. by Jukka Tyrkkö, Olga Timofeeva, and Maria Salenius. Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique XC. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.

(2011) Words in Dictionaries and History: Papers in Honour of R. W. McConchie, ed. by Olga Timofeeva and Tanja Säily, Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 14, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

(2010) Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England: A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö, ed. by Alaric Hall, Olga Timofeeva, Ágnes Kiricsi, and Bethany Fox, The Northern World 48, Leiden: Brill.

(2009) Anglo-Saxons and the North, Essays reflecting the theme of the 10th meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Helsinki, 2001, ed. by Matti Kilpiö, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Jane Roberts, and Olga Timofeeva, Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

(2008) Methods and the Medievalist: Current Approaches in Medieval Studies, ed. by Marko Lamberg, Jesse Keskiaho, Elina Räsänen and Olga Timofeeva, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.

(2006) Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX), ed. by R. W. McConchie, Olga Timofeeva, Heli Tissari, and Tanja Säily, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Press.

Co-authored book contributions / Introductions

Chevalier, Sarah, Gardner, Anne-Christine, Honkapohja, Alpo, Hundt, Marianne, Schneider, Gerold, & Timofeeva, Olga (2016) "Introduction," in New Approaches in English Linguistics: Building Bridges, ed. by Olga Timofeeva, Sarah Chevalier, Anne-Christine Gardner, & Alpo Honkapohja, 1–12. Studies in Language Companion Series 177. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Pfenninger, Simone E., Timofeeva, Olga, Gardner, Anne-Christine, Honkapohja, Alpo, Hundt, Marianne & Schreier, Daniel (2014) “At the Crossroads of Language Change, Variation, and Contact,” in Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English, ed. by Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt & Daniel Schreier, 1–7. Studies in Language Companion Series 159. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Timofeeva, Olga and Säily, Tanja (2011) “Introduction,” in Words in Dictionaries and History: Papers in Honour of R. W. McConchie, ed. by Olga Timofeeva and Tanja Säily, xiii–xvi. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Hall, Alaric, Timofeeva, Olga, Kiricsi, Ágnes, and Fox Bethany (2010) “Introduction,” in Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England: A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö, ed. by Alaric Hall, Olga Timofeeva, Ágnes Kiricsi & Bethany Fox, vi–xi. Leiden: Brill.