Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics Department of Language and Linguistic Science University of York, England
My research is in the field of language variation and change, with a focus on grammatical and discourse-pragmatic variation in dialects of English.
I am particularly interested in language-internal constraints on variation and change. My research often integrates insights/methods from the field of syntax with quantitative variationist sociolinguistic analysis to help understand the structure underlying linguistic variation. I also use comparative methods to establish how these structures - and social patterns in their use - vary across geographical space.