Department of Linguistics

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Barbara Clark

Visiting Researcher

Research interests : Linguistic anthropology; Flight attendants; Institutional discourse; Language, gender, and power; Language ideology.

Sue Fox

Lecturer, University of Bern

Research interests : Sociolinguistics; Language variation and change; Dialect contact; Language contact; World Englishes

James Hawkey

Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics (Bristol)

Ruth Kircher

PhD (2009) | Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University

Anja Kleemann Kramer

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University Potsdam

Eva Klingvall

Visiting Scholar (Autumn 2013) | Lund University

Research interests : syntax and its interfaces


Agnieszka Knas

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Research interests : Electronically-mediated communication and multimodality in discourse. The discursive representation of physicality in text-messages.

Philippa Law

PhD 2013 | UGC Community Coordinator at The Guardian

Research interests : Minority language media, language maintenance, psychology of language, radio, TV and online production practice.

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga

Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Research Seminar Organizer
Room : Arts Research Centre Basement | Room B2

Research interests : Semantics (Genericity, Quantification), Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Philosophy of language

Sujin Lee

Research - PhD

Research interests : sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, second language acquisition, language contact, bi-/multilingualism, language ideology, critical discourse analysis

Stephen Levey

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Hong Liu


Research interests : Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Chinese-English code-switching, contact-induced language change

Chiara Marchetti

Research - PhD

Research interests : sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, perception, prosody (specifically in Italian), indexicality

Chrystie Myketiak Chrystie Myketiak

Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Lecturer

Naomi Nagy

Visiting Scholar (Spring 2013) | Assoc. Professor, University of Toronto

Fangfang Niu

PhD 2015

Research interests : The Syntax of possessive relation, Chinese syntax, and Language acquisition

Fryni Panayidou

Teaching Fellow in Linguistics
Room : ArtsOne 1.17A
+44 (0)20 7882 6637

Research interests : Syntax of adjectives/nominal phrases, contact-induced syntactic change

Maneenun Rhurakvit

PhD Alumni

Research interests : Interlanguage Pragmatics - Linguistic Politeness and Impoliteness - Cross-cultural and Intercultural Communications - Second Language Acquisition - Language Pedagogy

Phaedra Royle

PhD Alumni

Research interests : Linguistique, Psycholinguistique, Dysphasie, Acquisition, Neurolinguistique

Pavadee Saisuwan

Research - PhD

Research interests : Sociolinguistics, language, gender and sexuality, third gender, indexicality, Thai language

Maria Secova

Post-doctoral research assistant

Research interests : Sociolinguistics, discourse-pragmatics, spoken French and youth language

Tom Stanton

Research - PhD

Research interests : The syntax of noun modification, focusing on reduced relative clauses; postnominal modification in English; the relationship between syntax and morphology

Muhammad Usman Ghani

Visiting Student 2009-2010 | Lecturer, Dept. of English, International Islamic Univ. Islamabad

Astrid Vandendaele

PhD Alumni

Research interests : News media language, ethnography of communication, news production processes, writing studies, journalism

Rachelle Vessey

Lecturer at Newcastle University

Research interests : corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, Canadian studies, nationalism, language ideologies, sociolinguistics

John Weston

PhD Alumni

Research interests : Sociolinguistics, Evidential variation and epistemological variation, Indexicality, Philosophy of language, English for Specific Purposes

Lena Zipp

Visiting Scholar (Summer 2013)
Room : Linguistics Research Centre

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