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

Weak verbs in old Northumbrian

My PhD project investigates the old Northumbrian weak verbal paradigm, specifically the morphology of weak verbs 2. Data collected from the interlinear glosses to the Lindisfarne & Rushworth Gospels.

  • Expires after: 30-04-2025
  • Keywords: Old English,Language Contact,English Historical Linguistics,Diachronic Linguistics,Historical Sociolinguistics,Language Change,Mixed-Effects Modelling,Morphology,Middle English,History Of English,Philology,Sociolinguistics,Quantitative Methods

Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers

Collaborative research project on a (mainly) 18C archive, involving network relations, verbal syntax, and other literary and linguistic strands.

Socio-historical development of the SKT constructions

My current research focuses on the usage of sort/kind/type of constructions in the Corpus of Early English Correspondence and explores socio-historical factors involved in their grammaticalization.

  • Expires after: 01-04-2023
  • Keywords: Historical Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,History Of English,Early Modern English,Historical Correspondence,Historical Sociolinguistics

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.

English in Late Modern times

The aim is to take into consideration LModE usage in a range of previously unedited texts, especially as far as popular culture is concerned.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2022
  • Keywords: Historical Pragmatics,Historical Sociolinguistics,Geographical Variation,Early Business Discourse,Early Multimodality,Popular Culture,Entertainment

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