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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(Socio)Linguistic Effects across Political Borders

Long neglected as "unimportant" variation, political borders that cut across older dialect zones reveal interesting linguistic and sociolinguistic features that are very "real" for speakers

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

English in Botswana

Aims to provide a phonetic-phonological description of English as spoken in Botswana.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2020
  • Keywords: World Englishes,English In Africa,Botswana,Phonetics,Phonology

Structural Nativization in Ghanaian English

Based on the Historical Corpus of English in Ghana and the Ghanaian component of ICE I show lexical and morphosyntactic nativization.

  • Expires after: 31-12-2020
  • Keywords: Ghana,Diachronic World Englishes,World Englishes,English In Africa,Corpus Linguistics

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

Syntactic Variation in Cape Flats English

A sociolinguistic approach towards (morpho-)syntactic variation in CFE.

  • Expires after: 01-04-2020
  • Keywords: Comparative Sociolinguistics,Sociolinguistics,Statistical Methods Of Syntactic Analysis,World Englishes,Variationist Linguistics,Syntax,Cape Flats English,South African English

Patterns of conversational interaction in varieties of English

The project investigates whether Caribbean and Southeast Asian varieties of English exhibit conversational patterns and to which extent these structures can be regarded as culturally sensitive.

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

New Englishes

I´m currently looking into morphosyntactic changes in New Englishes.

  • Expires after: 31-03-2019
  • Keywords: Diachronic Variation,Corpus Linguistics,Grammar,Language Change,Language And Culture,Mass Media,Standardization,Synchronic Linguistics,Variation,World Englishes

A Corpus based Comparison of Variation in Online Registers of Pakistani English

A PhD study on online and off-line registers of Pakistani English.

Nigerian Newscasters’ English as a Model of Standard Nigerian English

This work aims to investigate whether the variety of English used by Nigerian newscasters is stable and systematic enough to justify its acceptance as a model of Standard Nigerian English

  • Expires after: 14-01-2019
  • Keywords: First And Second Language Acquisition,Language Attitudes,Phonetics And Phonology,Sociolinguistics,Variationist Linguistics,West African Englishes,World Englishes,Nigerian English