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About me

MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Kent), FHEA. I was appointed as Lecturer in French and Linguistics at the University of Westminster in January 2019, where I am also completing a Leverhulme-funded project (ECF-2017-584). Prior to arriving at Westminster, I lectured at Queen Mary University of London (2015-2018), predominantly in quantitative and qualitative sociolinguistics and research methods; From 2014-2015, I held two posts simultaneously: I was Associate Lecturer in the Department of French at the University of Kent, where I taught introductory linguistic theory and sociolinguistics, and I also held the post of Maître de langue in the Département du monde anglophone at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, where I taught courses in applied phonology and linguistic variation.

Teaching

I currently teach across the BA French language and BA English language and linguistics programmes. I also teach on the MA in Multilingualism. Prospective MA and PhD candidates can contact me about research projects in sociolinguistics.

Research

My research interests broadly fall within quantitative and qualitative sociolinguistics, with a particular focus on language variation and change, and language death theory. My PhD thesis (publicised in the journal French Studies Bulletin) explored phonological and morphophonological change among French and Swiss speakers of Francoprovençal, a severely endangered language spoken in Europe and North America. The results arising from this research have been published in a number of journals, including the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (special issue 249), and Language & Linguistics Compass. I am currently working on a Leverhulme-funded project 'Universals of Grammatical Change in Language Obsolescence'.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.