ISLE Research Network

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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.

Use your own keywords or choose ISLE member / Linguist List keywords:

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

Recent change

Explaining a recent use of so in spoken British English, namely as a discourse marker conveying acceptance of an invitation to take the floor and give an explanation.

Letter writing in Late Modern English

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

  • Website: https://www.projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/maryhamiltonpapers/
  • Expires after: 31-12-2022
  • Keywords: Grammar Writing,Historical Sociolinguistics,Language Attitudes,Diachronic Variation,Historical Syntax,Prescriptivism,Registers,Sociolinguistics,Standardization,Text Edition,Variationist Linguistics

English historical syntax, in relation to Information Structure and Discourse.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ans-Van-Kemenade