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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.

We aim for this page to be a showcase of research in English Linguistics. It will enable members to get in touch with others working on related research topics.

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Variation in English World-Wide

Corpus-based studies on morphosyntactic variation in Englishes

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  • Expires after: 01-01-2525
  • Keywords: World Englishes,Variationist Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,Registers,Corpus Linguistics

Statistical methods of data analysis in Applied Linguistics research

Statistical methods of data analysis in Applied Linguistics research, new approaches to analysing and interpreting linguistics data, R statistical package, models of research design and statistics

  • Expires after: 01-01-2080
  • Keywords: Statistical Methods Of Data Analysis In Applied Li,New Approaches To Analysing And Interpreting Lingu,Data Analysis With R,Models Of Research Design And Statistics,Corpus Linguistics

Analysis of syntactic /grammatical complexity measures in academic and non-academic discourse

My current research is about the analysis of syntactic/ grammatical complexity measures in academic and non-academic discourses using corpus linguistics methodologies and techniques.

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  • Expires after: 01-01-2080
  • Keywords: Syntactic Complexity,Syntactic Complexity Measures,Academic Writing,First And Second Language Acquisition,Complexity,Corpus Linguistics,Grammar Writing,Syntax,Statistical Methods Of Syntactic Analysis

Analysis of lexical complexity measures in academic and non-academic discourses

Analysis of different sets of lexical complexity measures including lexical density, lexical diversity/variation, lexical sophistication and lexical richness measures, methods of analysis, statistics

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  • Expires after: 01-01-2080
  • Keywords: Lexical Complexity,Lexical Complexity Measures,Complexity,Lexical Density,Lexical Diversity,Lexical Variation,Lexical Sophistication,Lexical Richness,Linguistic Complexity,Corpus Linguistics,Academic Writing,First And Second Language Acquisition,Lexicology,Statistical Methods Of Lexical Analysis

Variation and Change in English

Grammatical and phonological variation in past and present varieties of English; functional conditioning; based on linguistic corpora and text databases; with a focus on quantitative methodologies.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2030
  • Keywords: Alternations,Constraints On Variation,Corpus Linguistics,Diachronic Variation,Historical Linguistics,Language Change,Phonology,Quantitative Methods,Variationist Linguistics,World Englishes,Grammar

Language variation in a multilingual-multicultural space

This is my PhD project at ANU. Find more:


When the verb does and doesn't come second.

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  • Expires after: 01-07-2028
  • Keywords: Syntax,Historical Linguistics,Corpus Linguistics,Old English,Middle English,Historical Syntax,Grammar

Null subjects

Is the subject expressed, or not?

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  • Expires after: 01-07-2028
  • Keywords: Syntax,Corpus Linguistics,Historical Linguistics,Old English,Historical Syntax,Grammar

Letter writing in Late Modern English

Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers. A window onto eighteenth-century life, literature and language

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  • Expires after: 31-12-2027
  • Keywords: Grammar Writing,Historical Sociolinguistics,Language Attitudes,Diachronic Variation,Prescriptivism,Standardization,Variationist Linguistics,Corpus Linguistics,Historical Correspondence,Pragmatics,Social Network Analysis,Socio-historical Linguistics

PhD Topic (Working Title): What’s in a Blurb - A Linguistic Analysis of Gender Representation in Blurbs of Children’s Books

In my PhD thesis I am looking at blurbs of children's books and how different linguistic realisations might reflect a protagonist's gender.

  • Expires after: 30-09-2027
  • Keywords: Language And Gender,Corpus Linguistics,Language And Advertising,Annotation,Corpus-assisted Critical Discourse Analysis,Cultural Linguistics,Digital Humanities,English,Language Learning,Written Language

Constructing discursive opposition: a corpus study of negation in Ta-Nehisi Coates's discourse on race

I am a PhD student in English linguistics at the University of Bergen (Norway). My research focuses on negation strategies in oppositional discourse, specifically anti-racist discourse.

  • Expires after: 31-07-2026
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Discourse Analysis,Sociolinguistics,Pragmatics

Speech acts of advice in online communication

In examining how health information is conveyed among non-specialists, social media posts are examined to show how indirect speech acts of advice are conveyed via internet memes about health.

  • Expires after: 16-03-2026
  • Keywords: Speech Acts,Corpus Linguistics,Vernacular Health Discourse,Advice Giving,Computer Mediated Communication,Internet Memes,Polysemy,Causality

Corpus of American Discourses on Health (CADOH)

Focusing on how health information is conveyed among non-specialists, the corpus contains written texts, spoken dialog transcripts, and online posts related to food and health.

Discourses of Religion in early modern Britain: lexicons of controversy and conflict

What are the ‘keywords’ to be found in anglophone works of religious controversy, instruction and devotion during the medieval and early modern periods?

  • Expires after: 01-08-2025
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Diachronic Linguistics,English Historical Linguistics,Cultural Linguistics,History Of Scots,Lexicology

Creole and English in a British Overseas Territory Language Variations and Language Attitudes in 21st Century Anguilla

One’s aim is to perform an in-depth sociolinguistic analysis of Anguillians' use of and attitudes towards their native language as well as their outlook on other varieties of English.

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  • Expires after: 30-04-2025
  • Keywords: Caribbean Englishes,Corpus Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,Dialectology,World Englishes,Dialect Typology

Variation in English on the internet and its implications: an empirical study of web registers in South Asian countries

Study of language variation in South Asian online Englishes

  • Expires after: 28-02-2025
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Registers,Quantitative Methods,World Englishes,Variation,Sociolinguistics,Textual Variation,Variationist Linguistics,Multidimensional Analysis,Computer-mediate Communication,South Asian Englishes,Pakistani English,Indian English,Sri Lankan English,Bangladeshi English,R,Python

Corpus Linguistics

I build Islamic Sermon Online and try to analyse linguistic features using corpus linguistics tools

  • Expires after: 30-09-2021
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Pragmatics,Discourse Analysis