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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.
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).
- Website: http://www.anglistik.uni-kiel.de/de/fachgebiete/linguistik/anderwald/cng-collection-of-nineteenth-century-grammar
- Expires after: 01-04-2036
- Keywords: Historical Linguistics,Grammar Writing,Language Change,Prescriptivism
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
Historical Sociolinguistics Meets Construction Grammar: The Case of Productivity in English
Aims: (1) increase the explanatory power of CxG by drawing on historical sociolinguistics; (2) learn more about linguistic phenomena in the field of productivity in the history of English.
- Website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/varieng/tanja-saily
- Expires after: 28-02-2023
- Keywords: Construction Grammar,Historical Sociolinguistics,Productivity,Corpus Linguistics
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
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.
- Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/qlvl/ProbGrammarEnglish.html
- Expires after: 31-12-2021
- Keywords: Variation,Grammar,Syntax,Alternations,Sociolinguistics,Probabilistic 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