Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a doctoral candidate of English linguistics at Lund University.

My research is couched in the general framework of Cognitive-Functional Linguistics and focuses on the dynamic co-construction of meaning in spoken dialogue. It argues for a broad conception of constructions (i.e. form-meaning pairings that make up language), specifically those expressing stance, where constructions are seen as encoding pragmatic, dialogic and sociocultural information. My data come primarily from the London-Lund Corpora, two corpora of spoken British English from different time periods of Present-Day English. On the one hand, the corpora are used as a synchronic resource to describe and define the constructional properties of various stance constructions; on the other hand, the corpora are used to track the development of the constructions over the last half century.


About the research

I am currently involved in compiling a spoken language corpus comparable to the London-Lund Corpus of spoken British English and representative of British English as it is spoken today.


Articles (1)
Book chapters (1)
Conference contributions (18)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Prizes and awards:

  • Runner-up of the De Gruyter Mouton Best Junior Paper Award (ISLE 5 international conference, July 2018, London, UK)
  • Winner of the Best Pre-Doctoral Presentation Prize (AELCO international conference, October 2016, Alcalá de Henares, Spain)

Nele Pöldvere

Doctoral Student
English Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail nele.poldvereenglund.luse

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