School of English

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Rebecca Gregory

Assistant Professor in Historical Linguistics and Onomastics, Faculty of Arts



I joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 as part of the Applied English team, developing and running Distance Learning programmes in the School of English. I was previously Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow, and a Teaching Affiliate at the University of Nottingham.

I have also worked on research projects based at King's College London, the University of Leicester, and the Institute for Name-Studies here in Nottingham.

I was educated at the University of Nottingham: BA English, 2012; MA Viking & Anglo-Saxon Studies (Institute for Name-Studies Research Studentship), 2013; PhD English (Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Studentship), 2016.

Expertise Summary

English place-names; personal names; historical semantics; history of English.

I am co-editor of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society; Hon. Secretary of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland; and a member of the Committee of the Medieval Settlement Research Group.

School of English

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