I am a doctoral candidate of English linguistics at Lund University.
My research focuses on stance and the ways speakers of English adopt various stance strategies to position themselves relative to states of affairs in the world and other conversational co-participants. More specifically, my interest lies in the pragmatic enrichment of stance markers that have evolved into conventionalised discourse patterns and that speakers use for different communicative purposes. My data come from face-to-face spoken communication, in which linguistic change is considered to be most prominent. I am working with qualitative and quantitative corpus-driven approaches to both synchronic and diachronic language data, as well as with various exploratory and confirmatory statistical techniques. I also combine corpus analyses with experiments to gain a better understanding of speakers' interpretations of stance markers in conversation.