ISLE Research Network

Search for research themes

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:

Discourse-pragmatic variation and change

Variation and change in the use of discourse-pragmatic features such as question tags; discourse pragmatic effects in relation to syntactic phenomena

  • Expires after: 01-01-2200
  • Keywords: Discourse-pragmatic,Variation,Language Change

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

Patterns of conversational interaction in varieties of English

The project investigates whether Caribbean and Southeast Asian varieties of English exhibit conversational patterns and to which extent these structures can be regarded as culturally sensitive.

Pragmatics of fiction

The language of fiction constitutes a complex and multi-level form of communication that includes communication between author and audience, and depicted communicative events.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2018
  • Keywords: Discourse-pragmatic

Forms of politeness in the history of English

Our knowledge of forms of politeness in the history of English is patchy. This project tries to provide a better overall perspective. What kinds of politeness were prevalent in which period?

  • Expires after: 31-12-2018
  • Keywords: Discourse-pragmatic,Historical Linguistics,Diachronic Linguistics