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Dr Anna Havinga

BA(Graz) MA(Graz), PhD(Bristol)

  • BS8 1TE


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research is centred on historical sociolinguistics. I'm particularly interested in language policy, language standardisation, and language attitudes. In my PhD thesis, I looked at the invisibilisation of Austrian German in the 18th and early 19th century. Currently, I'm working on the emergence of Scots in legal texts in the Medieval and Early Modern Period.

External positions

Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

1 Mar 201610 Sep 2017

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Medieval Studies

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Research Output

Assessing the intensity of language contact between Middle Dutch and Scots in late medieval Aberdeen

Havinga, A. D., 30 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) Language on the Move across Contexts and Communities. Kopaczyk, J. & Millar, R. M. (eds.). Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • The role of eighteenth-century newspapers in the disappearance of Upper German variants in Austria

    Havinga, A., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics. 5, 1, 20170015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 21 Downloads (Pure)

    The vernacularisation of the Aberdeen Council Registers (1398–1511)

    Havinga, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cultures of Law in Urban Northern Europe. Scotland its Neighbours c.1350-c.1700. Taylor & Francis Group

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    Fritz Thyssen Foundation Conference Funding (€10000)

    Havinga, Anna (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    International Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler Prize

    Havinga, Anna (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    „Küche statt Kuchel. Speisekammer statt Speis.“ Wie, wann und warum süddeutsche Varianten aus dem Schriftdeutschen verschwanden

    Anna Havinga (Invited speaker)

    3 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    FGLS Conference

    Anna Havinga (Organiser)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    History of Education and Children's Literature (Journal)

    Anna Havinga (Editor)

    1 Aug 201931 Aug 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review