Survey Seminar Series Autumn 2015

The Survey of English Usage organises a number of seminars each year for staff and students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and beyond. They are generously sponsored by the English Department.

The following research seminars will take place during the Autumn term.

Both seminars will begin at 4.15pm in Foster Court Room 114.

Wednesday 18th November

  Christopher Shank (Bangor)
Structural features as predictors for that/zero variation in mental state verbs (MSVs): A diachronic corpus based multivariate analysis.

Christopher Shank has been at Bangor University since 2011, and was previously a research fellow on the Grammaticalization and Complementization (GRAMIS) project in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Leuven. He has wide-ranging research interests which include corpus linguistics, cognitive semantics and syntax, construction grammar, and language change.

Writing an abstract for this talk is a MAEL Research Methods Assignment

Wednesday 2nd December

Charlotte Taylor (Sussex)
Mock politeness: A corpus pragmatic study of perceptions and practice

Charlotte Taylor started her academic life in literature (at Warwick) and then moved into linguistics; before moving to Sussex, she held academic posts at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Siena, Italy. Her research interests are centred on the analysis of language as used for evaluative/persuasive purposes, and fall into two main sub-categories: the analysis of linguistic im/politeness in spoken and computer-mediated interactions, and corpus-assisted discourse analysis of press reporting.

Writing an abstract for this talk is a MAEL Research Methods Assignment

All welcome! Drinks afterwards.

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