University of Wisconsin–Madison


Matthew Boutilier
Graduate Student
Email: boutilier@wisc.edu
Language(s):German, Dutch, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old English
Area of Study:Historical linguistics; Germanic morphology and phonology; Indo-European morphology and phonology
Courses Taught:German 101 (1st semester German) German 102 (2nd semester German) German 203 (3rd semester German) German 111 (1st semester Dutch) German 112 (2nd semester Dutch) German 213 (3rd semester Dutch)

Language(s): German, Dutch, Middle High German, Old High German, Old English, Old Saxon, Old Norse,
Gothic
Area of Study: Historical linguistics; Germanic morphology and phonology; Indo-European morphology and phonology
Awards: Hieronimus Prize for Greek Composition (CANES)--2016, 2017; Pillinger Prize for Latin Composition (CANES)--2016
About MeI earned a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Mediterranean/Middle East Studies (Classics) from the University of Notre Dame (2011). I received an MA in German from UW-Madison (2014), and argued in my MA thesis for an optative origin to the West Germanic zero-grade 2nd-person singular preterite form. I am currently working towards my PhD in Germanic historical linguistics, and my dissertation project looks at the earliest evidence for the unfolding of primary umlaut in Old High German.