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

Variation in English World-Wide

Corpus-based studies on morphosyntactic variation in Englishes

  • Website: http://view0.webs.uvigo.es/
  • Expires after: 01-01-2525
  • Keywords: World Englishes,Variationist Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,Registers,Corpus Linguistics

Comparative sociolinguistics

Comparative analysis across multiple regional dialects of English

  • Expires after: 01-01-2200
  • Keywords: Regional Dialects,Comparative 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.

Mary Hamilton Papers

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

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.

Phonological acquisition of variable input: bilingual children in multi-dialectal environments

My PhD project looks at variation in child-directed speech and its impact on phonological acquisition in bilingual children.

  • Expires after: 01-10-2021
  • Keywords: Phonetics,Language Acquisition,Sociolinguistics,World Englishes,Bilingualism,Variationist Linguistics

Exploring Polish EFL learners' accent preferences

The aim of this project is to investigate which accents of English language are preferred among the Polish learners of English as a foreign language.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2020
  • Keywords: Dialectometry,Dialectology,Dialect Typology,Diachronic World Englishes,Language Attitudes,Mixed Methods,Phonetics,Phonetics And Phonology,Phonology,Regional Dialects,Sociolinguistics

Attitudes of Nigerian Students towards Accents of English

The aim of this research is to investigate which variety of English is most likely to act as a marker of linguistic identity in Nigeria.

  • Expires after: 30-09-2020
  • Keywords: Comparative Sociolinguistics,Sociolinguistics,Nigerian English,Variationist Linguistics,World Englishes,West African Englishes

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