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.

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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

Constructing discursive opposition: a corpus study of negation in Ta-Nehisi Coates's discourse on race

I am a PhD student in English linguistics at the University of Bergen (Norway). My research focuses on negation strategies in oppositional discourse, specifically anti-racist discourse.

  • Expires after: 31-07-2026
  • Keywords: Corpus Linguistics,Discourse Analysis,Sociolinguistics,Pragmatics

Geospatial Linguistics

Modelling language variation and change in local populations using geo-referenced social media language data

  • Expires after: 01-10-2025
  • Keywords: Geographical Variation,Language Change,Variationist Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,Online Language

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

Creole and English in a British Overseas Territory Language Variations and Language Attitudes in 21st Century Anguilla

One’s aim is to perform an in-depth sociolinguistic analysis of Anguillians' use of and attitudes towards their native language as well as their outlook on other varieties of English.

  • Website: www.hpsl-linguistics.org/user/784/
  • Expires after: 30-04-2025
  • Keywords: Caribbean Englishes,Corpus Linguistics,Sociolinguistics,Dialectology,World Englishes,Dialect Typology

The censorship of swearwords in standard English

I am interested in analyzing the use of curse words across sociolinguistic variations, and the motives for their censorship despite being frequently heard in oral and written standard speech.

  • Expires after: 01-04-2024
  • Keywords: Swear Words,Prescriptivism,Cognitive Sociolinguistics,Sociolinguistics,Lexicology

Historical sociolinguistic analysis of Australian English

With a particular focus on the small isolated settler population of 19th-century Western Australia, I am looking at evidence of early Australian English dialect formation in texts 'from below'

  • Expires after: 31-01-2024
  • Keywords: Historical Sociolinguistics,Historical Linguistics,Historical Pragmatics,History Of English,Diachronic World Englishes,Written Language

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.

Meow Factor

language variation in cat-related digital spaces

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