Research Assistant, English Language & Linguistics, University of Glasgow
E Jamieson is a linguist particularly interested in dialect syntax, and what microvariation between closely related languages and dialects can tell us about the underlying structure of language. E currently works as a research assistant on the AHRC-funded Scots Syntax Atlas project at the University of Glasgow, a large-scale research project mapping variation in syntax across varieties of Scots.
Before this, E completed their PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, using the structure of questions in two Scots varieties to understand how aspects of pragmatic knowledge are incorporated into grammar.
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...