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Members of ISLE can choose to create a brief profile of their current research activities for publication on our website. Each profile may contain up to 5 'themes', and each theme may include any number of keywords.

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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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DescriptionTense, Aspect and Modality in Ghanaian EnglishKwd:1 Text:0
This is a corpus-based analysis of the Progressive, the modals WILL and WOULD and the semi-modal BE GOING TO in Ghanaian E. I employ both discourse-analytic strategies as well as multivariate analyses
Corpus linguistics  Language contact  Morphosyntax  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionAttitudes towards Standard English in JamaicaKwd:1 Text:0
Language attitudes of 200 Jamaican university students towards different accents of Standard English of radio newscasts are assessed by means of a mix of language attitude and folklinguistic methods.
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DescriptionEuropean EnglishesKwd:1 Text:0
varieties of English, learner vs indigenised varieties, English in the Netherlands
Applied Linguistics  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics  Translation 
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 
DescriptionMary Hamilton - C18 social network analysisKwd:1 Text:0
The project intends to provide an extensive contextualised description of the orthographical, lexical and morpho-syntactic properties of Mary Hamilton's language as documented in her diaries.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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