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Lecturer in Linguistics, Newcastle University

Most of my academic work has been on French linguistics specifically, and I am Lecturer in French Linguistics at Newcastle University. But my training is in general linguistics, and it's important to me to keep up the connection between these two parts of my interests. My main interest within both French and general linguistics is sociolinguistics--how people relate to the language(s) they use--and I also have a Masters in European politics. I write and give media analysis about themes connected with all these things--swearing in public has been a recent hot topic--and I tweet about it all @EvrydayLg.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Linguistics, Newcastle University


  • 2008 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Linguistics
  • 1997 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in European Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Early Career Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust