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Descriptionvariationist sociolinguisticsKwd:1 Text:2
language variation & change, sociolinguistics, grammaticalization, discourse-pragmatic features
Discourse Analysis  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
DescriptionIndian EnglishKwd:1 Text:1
Variety of English used by Indians in India and its structure and distinctive features i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics cum Sociology of English in India.
Sociolinguistics  Variety of English 
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DescriptionSpoken English and the BBCKwd:1 Text:0
The early BBC has had a major impact on spoken English. My research focuses on its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926-39) and its failed attempt to regulate English at large.
Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionDitransitives in British English dialectsKwd:1 Text:0
My PhD thesis examines the influence of language-external factors such as region, style and language change on the 'dative alternation'.
dative alternation  English dialects  Sociolinguistics  syntactic variation  Syntax 
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DescriptionPolitics, Discourse and the MediaKwd:1 Text:0
This research aims to evaluate the political discourse of the media from a new perspective based on textual and discourse analysis approaches in political science, linguistics, and the media.
Discourse Analysis  Pragmatics  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionLanguage Change DatabaseKwd:1 Text:0
We are developing a user-updated, fully searchable online resource, which will provide access to the results of previous empirical research on English historical linguistics.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Phonology  Pragmatics  Semantics  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionReassessing language changeKwd:1 Text:0
Within this project, I am working on variation and change in derivational vs. inflectional productivity, as well as on methods for studying changes proceeding through lexical diffusion.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionVariation, Linguistic Change, GrammaticalizationKwd:1 Text:0
This project carries out theoretically-informed corpus-based research on grammatical change in the history of English and in Present-day English, and tries to explain its mechanisms and causes
Cognitive Science  Historical Linguistics  Linguistic Theories  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionNull Subjects in EnglishKwd:1 Text:0
Postdoc thesis focusing on 1st p. subjects in a soc. stratified corpus spoken English. Questions addressed include theoretical (null S lg.; priming) as well as practical issues (low input rate).
Corpus Linguistics  Morphosyntax  null subjects  Quantiative linguistics  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionChange in 18th-century EnglishKwd:1 Text:0
We carry out pilot studies on the Corpus of Early English Correspondence Extension, CEECE. The results will be published as a book about sociolinguistic variation and change in the long 18th century.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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