Accent Bias and Fair Access in Britain
Economic and Social Research Council, 2017-2019
The aim of the project is to investigate attitudes to regional accents in Britain today, and the effects that accent bias may or may not have on access to the professions among speakers of different varieties of English in the UK. Combining methods from Linguistics, Psychology, and Economics, the project will focus on the role of accent and other speech factors in people's ability to judge competence in hiring contexts, both members of the public and recruiters in law firms in London and Leeds.
Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2015-2019
Syntactic Uniformity, Syntactic Diversity: syntactic building blocks and their role in determining inter- and intra- linguistic variation
Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2015-17
This award is to investigate the cross linguistic consequences of the syntactic architecture that Professor Borer lays out in her 3 volume Structuring Sense series.
Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME)
European Commission Collaborative Project Award, 2014-2019
This grant is to establish the AThEME consortium to study bilingualism and multilingualism in Europe. Research will focus on the following four core research topics.
- Regional languages in Multilingual Europe: Linguistics resources in need of resourceful policies
- Heritage languages and language users in the EU: challenges and dilemmas of immigrant language maintenance
- Multilingualism and communicative impairments (e.g., dyslexia, aphasia, dementia)
- Being Multilingual (e.g., factors which lead to successful multilinguals, bilingual advantages in cognitive tasks)
At QMUL, we will focus on (2) [Adger, Cheshire, Cotter] and (4) [Stockall, Borer].
Perspective and the Self in Natural Language
Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, 2014-2018