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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

  • Website: http://view0.webs.uvigo.es/
  • 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.

  • Website: www.researchgate.net/profile/Maryam_Nasseri
  • 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

  • Website: www.researchgate.net/profile/Maryam_Nasseri
  • 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

Historical Sociolinguistics Meets Construction Grammar: The Case of Productivity in English

Aims: (1) increase the explanatory power of CxG by drawing on historical sociolinguistics; (2) learn more about linguistic phenomena in the field of productivity in the history of English.

Multilingual Student Translation (MUST)

International project which aims to collect and analyse a large multilingual student translation corpus with rich, standardized metadata (project leaders: S. Granger & M.-A. Lefer)

Phrasal verbs (PhVs) from the viewpoint of Construction Grammar

PhV-constructions reveal the features of attraction involving new verbs provided the action or motion event is identical, and facilitate and diversify the naming process with the speakers.

  • Expires after: 30-09-2022
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Cognitive Linguistics,Construction Grammar,Lexicology,Semantics,Phrasal Verb,Coercion,Collostructional Analysis

The linguistic profile of I think

Describing synchronic and diachronic structure and use of the comment clause "I think" from phonetics to pragmatics

  • Expires after: 20-11-2021
  • Keywords: Conversation Analysis,Corpus Linguistics,Data Analysis With R,Diachronic Linguistics,Grammaticalisation,Discourse-pragmatic,Phonetics,Prosody,Synchronic Linguistics

Acquisition, Variation, and Diachronic Change in and across English Amplifiier Systems

This research project focuses on the amplification of adjectives in English (e.g. very good, really nice) using a corpus-based quantitative approach.

  • Expires after: 30-09-2021
  • Keywords: Variation,Corpus Linguistics,Language Change,Quantitative Methods

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

Verb-second

When the verb does and doesn't come second.

  • Website: walkden.space/research.html
  • Expires after: 01-07-2021
  • Keywords: Syntax,Historical Linguistics,Corpus Linguistics,Old English,Middle English,Historical Syntax,Grammar

Null subjects

Is the subject expressed, or not?

  • Website: walkden.space/research.html
  • Expires after: 01-07-2021
  • Keywords: Syntax,Corpus Linguistics,Historical Linguistics,Old English,Historical Syntax,Grammar

Constraints on syntactic variation: noun phrases in early Germanic languages

The project (2017-2020) focuses on noun phrase word order in Old English, Old Norse (Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian), Old Swedish, Old High German, Old Saxon, and Gothic.

Information structure and word order change in Germanic and Romance languages

Completed project (2010-2014), which dealt with information structure in Old English, Old Norse, Old High German, Old French, Old Spanish, Classical Portuguese. It is a topic I am still interested in.

Structural Nativization in Ghanaian English

Based on the Historical Corpus of English in Ghana and the Ghanaian component of ICE I show lexical and morphosyntactic nativization.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2020
  • Keywords: Ghana,Diachronic World Englishes,World Englishes,English In Africa,Corpus Linguistics