About the HLC

Hi there!

Wondering who is running this blog?

Well, my name is Sabina Nedelius. I am really kind of a boring person, whose main interests lie in spending as much time as I can possibly squeeze in with my hubby, my dog and, of course, friends and family.

If I am doing something other than that, I enjoy reading and writing, but tend to quickly grow a bit restless. So, when I feel bored, I redecorate (for the billionth time), clean the flat manically, or, if I feel like something less straining, play Dragon Age (mostly skipping DA2 for, what I feel, obvious reasons).

Academically, I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialisation in Linguistics from the University of Gothenburg and a Master of Science in English Language, specialising in historical linguistics, from the University of Edinburgh.

Currently, I am undertaking my PhD in English language at the University of Oslo, focusing on the effects of modernised punctuation in later editions of medieval literature.

My main interest is Middle English, particularly morphology, semantics and orthography (though historical dialectology tickles quite a bit too). I also branch out to Old English (and other early Germanic dialects when I can) and Proto-Germanic.

Though I am focused on English, I  enjoy most things the linguistic world has to offer. I will try to offer you a selection of linguistic facts from various languages and linguistic areas.

I do hope that you’ll enjoy the HLC and let me know if there is anything missing – I always appreciate some new input! 


I am very grateful to have my lovely proofreader, Rebekah Layton, with me for each of my posts – read her presentation below! 

Rebekah layton

Nomadic American who has far too many hobbies: painting, waltzing, reading, playing the ukulele, alphabetizing other people’s DVDs…

Academically, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English linguistics from Arizona State University and completed postgraduate work at the University of Edinburgh, specializing in the historical development of the English language (my favourite bedtime story). I have the Harry Potter books in five languages and counting (although I can’t read all of them…. yet).

The real love of my life is Old English.

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