Co-written with my former Sheffield colleague, Joan Beal, this is an introduction to the role of language contact in the shaping of the English language, which particularly considers contact with Celtic, Norse and French from the beginnings to the present day.

Reference: Joan Beal and Mark Faulkner, ‘English’, in The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact ed. Anthony Grant (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. 374-387.