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Dr James Adams

CBE, BA, MA, DPhil, FBA, FAHA
Emeritus Fellow since 2010
My interest is in the linguistic history of all varieties of Latin, literary and non-literary, from about 200 BC to the early medieval period.
Dr James Adams
  • Background

    • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester (from 2014 to 2015)
    • Professorial Research Fellow, University of Manchester (from 2013 to 2014)
    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2010)
    • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1998 to 2010)
    • Professor of Latin, University of Reading (from 1995 to 1997)
    • Professor of Latin, University of Manchester (from 1993 to 1995)
    • Reader, University of Manchester (from 1982 to 1993)
    • Lecturer, University of Manchester (from 1972 to 1982)
    • Rouse Research Fellow in Classics, Christ’s College, Cambridge (from 1970 to 1972)
    • Commonwealth Scholar, Brasenose College (from 1967 to 1970)
    • Teaching Fellow, Department of Latin, University of Sydney (from 1965 to 1967)
    • Undergraduate, University of Sydney (to 1965)
  • Selected publications

    • Social Variation and the Latin Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
    • The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC-AD 600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
    • Bilingualism and the Latin Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
    • Pelagonius and Latin Veterinary Terminology in the Roman Empire (Leiden: Brill, 1995).
    • Wackernagel’s Law and the Placement of the Copula Esse in Classical Latin (Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society, 1994).
    • The Latin Sexual Vocabulary (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982).
    • The Vulgar Latin of the Letters of Claudius Terentianus (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1977).
    • Publications (External Link)