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    Topics in descriptive, historical and comparative linguistics.

    1997 …2024

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    A native of the polyglot city of Bradford, I have taught at Edge Hill since 2003, having previously studied at the Universities of York and Bradford, and having worked at the Universities of Bradford, St Andrews, Manchester, Southampton and Sheffield.   In autumn 2006 I was also a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 


    I have taught across the linguistics curriculum, including Level 4 modules on sociolinguistics and phonetics/phonology, Level 5 modules on grammar, history and development of English, discourse ana;lysis, the language of Shakespeare and his time, and phonetics/phonology, and Levelk 6 modules on typology (Beyond English) and English in Contact, and have taught MA topics in language and imperialism.  I have been coordinator for Level 6 Language dissertations since 2005.  I have run the Linguistics Research Seminar since 2014 and ran the Departmental Research Seminar from 2004-2023. 

    Research interests include the history of English and other languages, pidgins, creoles and mixed languages, Germanic and Romance linguistics, Romani, Austronesian and Native American languages, and issues in language contact and typology. I have also worked on a description of Pearl Lagoon Basin Miskitu of Nicaragua.

    I have been on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages since 2002, and have been co-editor since 2020. 

    In addition to the 2 PhD theses listed under my name, I have co-supervised one MRes dissertation (Georgia Emmett, "Complex onset acquisition by autistic-spectrum and non-autistic children", 2023) and was director of studies for another three (Gemma Simpkin, "Loanwords in Georgian". August 2015, Robert Jones "Developments in English in the early 19th century", 2018 and Rebecca Grocott "Issues in Cornish linguistic revival", also 2016) and an MA thesis (Elizabeth Carr, "Contrastive analysis of he impact of French and Norse on English", 2014). 


    Education/Academic qualification

    Linguistics, PhD, Agglutinated nominals in Creole French: synchronic and diachronic aspects, University of Bradford


    Linguistics, MPhil, Karankawa, an Indian Language of Coastal Texas, University of Bradford


    Language and Linguistics, BA, University of York


    Other positions

    Co-Editor, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages

    2021 → …

    External Examiner for PhD thesis, Khalid Mourig, @a Grammar of Ghomara Berber", University of Leiden, February 2015

    External Examiner for PhD thesis, Jade Al-Saraf, "Turkish and Iranian morphology in Iraqi Arabic", SOAS University of London, November 2017

    External Examiner for Abrar Bazerbay, 2Migrant Workers' Varieties of Arabic in Hijaz, Madinah:or Interlanguage Varieties?", University of Newcastle, March 2024.


    • P Language and Literature
    • descriptive linguistics; diachronic linguistics; typology; language contact; pidgins; creoles; mixed languages
    • H Social Sciences
    • acculturation; language and society
    • D History General and Old World
    • colonisation; intercontinental trade
    • E History America
    • Indigenous Americans

    Research Groups

    • Linguistics Research Group
    • Corpus Research Group


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