ISLE Research Network

Search for research themes

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

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.

Social embedding of neologisms in the history of English

Tracking new words using historical corpora, OED & HT: who used neologisms, how they spread, what kinds of semantic fields and social meanings they were associated with and how this changed over time.

Combining the Micro and Macro in Communication Accommodation Theory and Style Shifting

Do speakers accommodate on their use of backchannels? When and why? What do they achieve through this in interaction? PhD work in progress

  • Website: https://mirjameiswirth.wordpress.com/
  • Expires after: 30-09-2018
  • Keywords: Conversation Analysis,Data Analysis With R,Sociolinguistics,Indexicality,Communication Accommodation Theory,Mixed Methods,Phonetics

Variation and change in derivational vs. inflectional productivity

Similar variation and change occur in both derivational and inflectional productivity, supporting the hypothesis of a cline between D & I; hence measures of syntheticity should include derivation.