Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Professor of French Philology and Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Wendy Ayres-Bennett is Professor of French Philology and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. She works on the history of the French language and the history of linguistic thought, particularly in seventeenth-century France. Her major research interests include questions of standardisation and codification, linguistic ideology and policy, and variation and change, from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of French Philology and Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Education

  • 1983 
    University of Oxford, DPhil/Modern Languages