Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I completed my PhD in English Linguistics at Lund University in 2019.

My research is couched in the broad 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), especially those expressing stance, where the constructions are seen as incorporating not only morphosyntactic and lexical-semantic information but also prosodic, dialogic and socio-pragmatic features. 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.

The London–Lund Corpus 2 was compiled by our team in Lund.


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.


Books (1)
Articles (3)
Book chapters (1)
Conference contributions (20)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Prizes and awards:

  • Runner-up of 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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