|Senior Lecturer in Applied Language Science (Programme Leader: Linguistics Framework)|
|Faculty of Education, Health and Welfare|
|01752 636700 ex 4220|
PhD Linguistics and English (Lancaster University)
MA Modern English Language (UCL)
BA English Language and Linguistics
I have researched and published on aspects of grammar in Second Language Acquisition, World Englishes, Corpus Linguistics, and synchronic/diachronic variation. My PhD covered evidentiality and modality and examined the historical developement of several English constructions.
I am interested cognitive approaches to language, construction grammars, semantic maps and conceptual space. I am also interested in researching phonetic and phonemic variation. I am currently heading a team producing a database of grammar exercises that will be a public domain resource of c. 3000 exercises on English grammar for Linguistics, Speech Therapy and EFL students alike.
Sociolinguistics, History of English, Cognitive Linguistcs, Linguistic Analysis, Phonetics and Phonology.
(2012) The reputed sense of be meant to: a case of gradual change by analogy. Papers from Gradualness in Language change. The Hague: Mouton de Gruyter.
(2012) The World English Model: variation in register. Proceedings from IDEA 11, Istanbul.
(2010) The World English Model revised: Definite article use in ICE-GB and ICE-HK. Papers from the 3rd Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference
(2009) The Grammaticalisation of “Be Going To”. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics.
(2009) Lanacster University PG: A domain matrix approach to the uses of BE going to.
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