ISLE Research Network

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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DescriptionLanguage Change DatabaseKwd:1 Text:1
We are developing a user-updated, fully searchable online resource, which will provide access to the results of previous empirical research on English historical linguistics.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Phonology  Pragmatics  Semantics  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionReassessing language changeKwd:1 Text:0
Within this project, I am working on variation and change in derivational vs. inflectional productivity, as well as on methods for studying changes proceeding through lexical diffusion.
Historical Linguistics  Morphology  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionFrom Inglis to Scots (FITS)Kwd:1 Text:0
The project surveys variation in spelling within the earliest recorded period of Scots (based on the Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots) to recreate the graphophonological system of that language.
Historical Linguistics  Older Scots  Phonology  Spelling  Writing Systems 
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DescriptionGrammatical change across the lifespanKwd:1 Text:0
Researching typological change and grammaticalization at the most basic level: that of the individual. Examining the division of labour between brain economy and socially driven change.
Cognitive Science  General Linguistics  Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics  Syntax 
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DescriptionNicknames in Shakespeare's WorldKwd:1 Text:0
The main aim of this doctoral thesis is to theorise the use of nicknames in Shakespeares plays, trying to elaborate a possible definition that would clarify the term nickname.
Anthropological Linguistics  Anthroponyms  Historical Linguistics  Linguistics & Literature  Onomastics  Philosophy of Language 
DescriptionInterfaces for historical sociolinguisticsKwd:1 Text:0
We are developing a toolkit for historical sociolinguistics that will enable researchers to interactively explore the social embedding of language use by combining texts, metadata and visualizations.
Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
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DescriptionLexical DiffusionKwd:1 Text:0
Current views of lexical diffusion's role in phonological change.
Historical Linguistics 
DescriptionWords derived from Old Norse in 'Sir Gawain'Kwd:1 Text:0
A detailed etymological survey of the words in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' variously described by scholars as having been loaned or influenced by the early Scandinavian languages.
Historical Linguistics  Lexicography 
DescriptionEnglish articles - variation and changeKwd:1 Text:0
The focus of this project is on Late Modern English and different varieties of Present Day Englishes, including contact varieties.
construction grammar  Corpus linguistics  Historical Linguistics  Syntax  Typology 
DescriptionSpoken English and the BBCKwd:1 Text:0
The early BBC has had a major impact on spoken English. My research focuses on its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926-39) and its failed attempt to regulate English at large.
Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics 
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