Bakgrunn og aktiviteter
I was previously a senior research associate at Lancaster University in the UK working on the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project Multicultural London English: the emergence, acquisition and diffusion of a new variety. I also worked on the project Linguistic Innovators: The English of adolescents in London. These studies dealt with both phonological and grammatical variation in the capital. I have also worked on variation in speech rhythm and voice quality in London.
Most of my language variation research has concentrated on vowel changes in south-east England, but I have also been working on a study on indefinite articles and pragmatic markers in London English funded by the British Academy (Analysis of London English using corpus tools, 2008).
My other research interests are in experimental phonetics and speech processing, especially models for word recognition. My PhD (Temporal and semantic factors in perception of the voicing contrast: Processing strategies in L1 and L2, University of Reading, 2004) was a psycholinguistic study on speech processing strategies in second language learners and native speakers of English. In particular it examined how language learners use phonetic and semantic information very early in time after the information was received.
Acquisition of English in the multilingual classroom (with Anna Krulatz); Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2018-2022
Increasing teacher awareness about the positive impact of multilingualism on the acquisition of English (with Anna Krulatz); Funded by Sør-Trøndelag University College, 2015
Multilingualism in Trondheim public schools: Raising teacher awareness in the English as a Foreign Language classroom (with Anna Krulatz and Anne Dahl); Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, 2014
Analysis of London English using corpus tools; Funded by the British Academy, 2008
Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid
Et utvalg av nyere tidsskriftspublikasjoner, kunstneriske produksjoner, bok, inklusiv bokdeler og rapport-del. Se alle publikasjoner i databasen
- (2018) Prosodic rhythm, cultural background, and interaction in adolescent urban vernaculars in Paris: Case studies and comparisons. Journal of French Language Studies.
- (2017) Towards critical cultural and linguistic awareness in language classrooms in Norway: Fostering respect for diversity through identity texts. Language Teaching Research.
- (2015) An acoustic analysis of voice quality in London English: The effect of gender, ethnicity and f0. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.
- (2014) The Effects of Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency on Communicative Adequacy in Oral Task Performance. Applied Linguistics. vol. 37 (6).
- (2013) Language contact and language change in the multicultural metropolis. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée. vol. 18 (2).
- (2012) An investigation of speech rhythm in London English. Lingua. vol. 122 (7).
- (2011) Contact, the feature pool and the speech community: The emergence of Multicultural London English. Journal of Sociolinguistics. vol. 15 (2).
- (2011) A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English. Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory. vol. 7 (1).
- (2011) A study of rhythm in London: Is syllable-timing a feature of Multicultural London English?. The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. vol. 17 (2).
- (2010) A corpus-based sociolinguistic study of indefinite article forms in London English. Journal of English Linguistics. vol. 38 (4).
- (2008) Ethnicity, friendship network and social practices as the motor of dialect change: Linguistic innovation in London. Sociolinguistica : Internationales Jahrbuch fuer Europaeische Soziolinguistik. vol. 22.
- (2008) Reversing ‘drift’: Innovation and diffusion in the London diphthong system. Language Variation and Change. vol. 20 (3).
- (2004) Internal and external motivation in phonetic change: Dialect levelling outcomes for an English vowel shift. Journal of Sociolinguistics. vol. 8 (1).
- (2015) Language Variation - European Perspectives V : Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2015. ISBN 9789027234971. Studies in Language Variation (17).
Del av bok/rapport
- (2018) Language change and innovation in London: Multicultural London English. Sociolinguistics in England.
- (2017) Lingvistiske og sosiale fordeler av flerspråklighet - Fra forskning til pedagogisk praksis innenfor engelskfaget. Mangfold gjennom anerkjennelse og inkludering i skolen.
- (2017) A corpus-based analysis of the pragmatic marker you get me. Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics.
- (2016) Forging a Linguistically Diverse Future: Implications for EFL Teacher Education Programmes in Norway. Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn.
- (2016) London’s Cockney in the twentieth century: stability or cycles of contact-driven change?. Listening to the Past - Audio records of Accents of English.
- (2016) The Role of the EFL Classroom in Maintaining Multilingual Identities - Issues and Considerations in Sør-Trøndelag Public Schools. Critical Views on Teaching and Learning English Around the Globe Qualitative Research Approaches.