Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow
My PhD was an interdisciplinary research project between English Language & Linguistics and Education at the University of Glasgow. I worked with a group of pupils in a high school in the East End of Glasgow, some who had been born in the area and some who had moved from Poland. I used quantitative methods to compare the sociolinguistic behaviour of the two groups, and combined this with an ethnographic analysis of the school and pupils.
I currently work as a lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Glasgow. I've recently launched a podcast, Accentricity, which aims to bring together academic and non-academic perspectives on language and identity.
Rude, crude and extremely funny, Scottish Twitter has garnered much attention in recent years for its uniquely Celtic wit and for the specific ways it uses language. Journalist Eve Livingstons recent article for The...