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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


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

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.

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

WordCruncher: The All-Purpose Tool for Text Research and Analysis

A corpus software that can handle large, structured corpora embedded with metadata.

  • Expires after: 18-03-2024
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Concordance,Discourse Analysis,Part Of Speech Tagging,Corpus Creation,Digital Humanities

New digital genres for Academic Knowlege communication

Digital genres for knowledge communication have emerged and evolved as scholars respond to these demands and adapt to the changing research and academic context.

  • Expires after: 01-01-2024
  • Keywords: Digital Genres,Academic Communication,Open Science,Corpus Linguistics,Formulaic Language

Corpus-based analysis of spoken English in EFL coursebook listenting tasks

I am a PhD student at Lancaster University. In my research I look at the occurrence of Listener Response Tokens in one spoken corpus and compare my findings to a listening tasks corpus.

  • Expires after: 31-10-2023
  • Keywords: Concordance,Corpus Linguistics,Conversation Analysis,First And Second Language Acquisition,Language Pedagogy,Pragmatics,Second Language Acquisition,TEFL

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