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:

Standardization of the English language

The topic of my research is the history of normative English grammar, particularly its contacts with contemporary philosophy of language, rhetoric and poetics.

  • Expires after: 01-01-2525
  • Keywords: Standardization,Historical Linguistics,Historical Sociolinguistics,Language And Culture,Prescriptivism,Grammar Writing

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

19c grammars and grammar writing

I investigate British and American grammars, grammar writing and their influence on language change of the time, based on corpus studies and my collection of nineteenth-century grammars (CNG).

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

Prepositions in English Argument Structure across Time and Space: A Corpus-based Evolutionary Construction Grammar Approach

The project uses (diachronic) construction grammar and evolutionary linguistics for a comprehensive treatment of English verb complementation from the perspective of prepositions between ME and PD WEs

  • Expires after: 30-11-2022
  • Keywords: Historical Construction Grammar

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

Exploring probabilistic grammar(s) in varieties of English around the world

The objective of the project is to understand the lectal plasticity of probabilistic knowledge of English grammar, on the part of language users with diverse regional and cultural backgrounds.

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

Constructional variation

Usage-based approach to constructional variation across lects and registers

  • Expires after: 01-01-2020
  • Keywords: Construction Grammar,Corpus Linguistics,Cognitive Sociolinguistics

Constructions in Cultural Linguistics

Exploration of the interplay between constructional semantics and cultural conceptualizations,

  • Expires after: 01-01-2020
  • Keywords: Cognitive Linguistics,Construction Grammar,Cultural Linguistics

Nigerian English, Nigerian Pidgin and World Englishes

I am interested in English grammar, pidgin and creole studies, World Englishes and sociolinguistics. I am willing to learn and develop professionally.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2019
  • Keywords: Grammar,Dialectology,Language Contact,Grammaticalisation,Lexical Variation,Multilingualism,Syntax,World Englishes,Sociolinguistics