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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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(Socio)Linguistic Effects across Political Borders

Long neglected as "unimportant" variation, political borders that cut across older dialect zones reveal interesting linguistic and sociolinguistic features that are very "real" for speakers

Language variation in a multilingual-multicultural space

This is my PhD project at ANU. Find more:


How can we describe language variation as a function of geographic space?

  • Expires after: 01-01-2030
  • Keywords: Dialectology,Dialectometry,Typology,Dialect Typology


Ajay Malik is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at Central University of Rajasthan, India. He holds dual master's degrees, one in Linguistics, and another in English.

  • Expires after: 01-11-2027
  • Keywords: Sociolinguistics,Dialectology,Legal English

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

Salience in New Orleans English

My current project aims to determine and describe features of New Orleans English, such as the PIN~PEN merger, /l/-vocalization, /aɪ/-monophthongization and certain syntactic features.