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), especially those expressing stance, where the constructions are seen as encoding pragmatic, dialogic and sociocultural information. My data primarily come from the London-Lund corpora, two corpora of spoken British English from different time periods of contemporary English. On the one hand, the corpora are used as a synchronic resource to describe and define the constructional properties of a variety of stance constructions; on the other hand, the corpora are used to track the development of the constructions over the last half century.
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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)