Dr Ellen Bramwell

  • Affiliate staff (English Language and Linguistics)

telephone: 0141 330 2979
email: Ellen.Bramwell@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I was post-doctoral Research Associate on the AHRC-funded projects Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus and Metaphor in the Curriculum at the University of Glasgow. Mapping Metaphor examined the development of metaphor in the history of English using the Historical Thesaurus of English data as evidence and resulted in the production of an online ‘metaphor map’ of the entire English language and a 'map' of metaphor in the Anglo-Saxon period, as well as more traditional research outputs. The follow-on project, Metaphor in the Curriculum, used this research and worked closely with schools to produce metaphor resources for secondary pupils, including a website and app.

I have published (and am in the process of publishing) in the areas of metaphor, semantics and lexicography, digital humanities, personal names, socio-onomastics and anthropology, and colour terms. I gained my PhD in 2012 in the English Language department at the University of Glasgow, where I was jointly supervised in Onomastics and Sociolinguistics by Professor Carole Hough and Dr Jane Stuart-Smith. My thesis examined personal naming practices in five communities within Scotland with differing social profiles, including both immigrant and indigenous communities.

Previously, I was a Research Assistant on the JISC-funded Scots Words and Place-names project, which investigated Scots language use and examined the use of social media in linguistic research. I also worked on the Historical Thesaurus of English from 2005 until its publication in 2009 as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. My work there included categorising a section of the thesaurus.

Publications

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2016

Bramwell, E. (2016) Madness, sanity, and metaphor. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198744573 (In Press)

Hamilton, R., Bramwell, E., and Hough, C. (2016) Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus: a new resource for investigating metaphor in names. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 33-40. ISBN 0852619472

Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C., (Eds.) (2016) Mapping English Metaphor through Time. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198744573

Bramwell, E. S. (2016) Personal Names and Anthropology. In: Hough, C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming. Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 263-278. ISBN 9780199656431

Bramwell, E. S. (2016) Personal Naming and Community Practices in the Western Isles of Scotland: Putting Names in the ‘Gaelic Sense’. In: Puzey, G. and Kostanski, L. (eds.) Names and Naming: People, Places, Perceptions and Power. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9781783094912

2015

Anderson, W., Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R., and Alexander, M. (2015) Metaphor Map of Old English. [Website]

Anderson, W., Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R., and Alexander, M. (2015) Metaphor Map of English. [Website]

2014

Bramwell, E. S. (2014) Personal naming and society: a comparative study of disparate communities. In: International Congress of Onomastic Sciences XXIV: Names in Daily Life, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 Sep 2011, pp. 712-718. ISBN 9788439391623 (doi:10.2436/15.8040.01.74)

Alam, F., and Bramwell, E. (2014) From speech to naming in a Scottish Pakistani community: the interplay between language, ethnicity and identity. In: Lawson, R. (ed.) Sociolinguistics in Scotland. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137034700

Alexander, M., and Bramwell, E. (2014) Mapping metaphors of wealth and want: a digital approach. In: Mills, M., Pidd, M. and Ward, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012. Series: Studies in the digital humanities. The University of Sheffield.

Anderson, W., and Bramwell, E. (2014) Of anoraks and oysters: metaphors of social communication in the historical thesaurus. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2013, Edinburgh, UK, 5-7 Sept 2013, pp. 41-52.

Anderson, W., and Bramwell, E. (2014) A metaphorical spectrum: surveying colour terms in English. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Colour Studies: A Broad Spectrum. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 140-152. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191)

Bramwell, E., and Hough, C. (2014) Scots in the community: place-names and social networking. In: Tort i Donada, J. (ed.) Names in Daily Life: Proceedings of the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences XXIV. Series: Biblioteca tècnica de politíca lingüística onomàstica (11). Generalitat de Catalunya: Barcelona, pp. 294-303. ISBN 9788439391623 (doi:10.2436/15.8040.01.34)

2011

Hough, C., Bramwell, E., and Grieve, D. (2011) Scots Words and Place-Names: JISC Final Report. Project Report. JISC.

Bramwell, E. (2011) Colours in the community: surnames and bynames in Scottish society. In: Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (eds.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Bramwell, E.S. (2011) Naming and transplanted traditions: change and continuity in Glasgow's Pakistani Muslim community. Onoma, 46, pp. 29-51. (doi:10.2143/ONO.46.0.2975528)

2009

Green, J. and Bramwell, E., (Eds.) (2009) Academia: The View from Within. eSharp, University of Glasgow: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/esharp/otherpublications/ebooks/.

Bramwell, E. (2009) Names in multi-cultural Scotland. In: 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, Canada, 17-22 Aug 2008,

2007

Bramwell, E. (2007) Community names in the Western Isles. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 30, pp. 35-56.

This list was generated on Sun Aug 28 08:20:09 2016 BST.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Bramwell, E.S. (2011) Naming and transplanted traditions: change and continuity in Glasgow's Pakistani Muslim community. Onoma, 46, pp. 29-51. (doi:10.2143/ONO.46.0.2975528)

Bramwell, E. (2007) Community names in the Western Isles. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 30, pp. 35-56.

Book Sections

Bramwell, E. (2016) Madness, sanity, and metaphor. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198744573 (In Press)

Hamilton, R., Bramwell, E., and Hough, C. (2016) Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus: a new resource for investigating metaphor in names. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 33-40. ISBN 0852619472

Bramwell, E. S. (2016) Personal Names and Anthropology. In: Hough, C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming. Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 263-278. ISBN 9780199656431

Bramwell, E. S. (2016) Personal Naming and Community Practices in the Western Isles of Scotland: Putting Names in the ‘Gaelic Sense’. In: Puzey, G. and Kostanski, L. (eds.) Names and Naming: People, Places, Perceptions and Power. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9781783094912

Alam, F., and Bramwell, E. (2014) From speech to naming in a Scottish Pakistani community: the interplay between language, ethnicity and identity. In: Lawson, R. (ed.) Sociolinguistics in Scotland. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137034700

Alexander, M., and Bramwell, E. (2014) Mapping metaphors of wealth and want: a digital approach. In: Mills, M., Pidd, M. and Ward, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012. Series: Studies in the digital humanities. The University of Sheffield.

Anderson, W., and Bramwell, E. (2014) A metaphorical spectrum: surveying colour terms in English. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Colour Studies: A Broad Spectrum. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 140-152. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191)

Bramwell, E., and Hough, C. (2014) Scots in the community: place-names and social networking. In: Tort i Donada, J. (ed.) Names in Daily Life: Proceedings of the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences XXIV. Series: Biblioteca tècnica de politíca lingüística onomàstica (11). Generalitat de Catalunya: Barcelona, pp. 294-303. ISBN 9788439391623 (doi:10.2436/15.8040.01.34)

Bramwell, E. (2011) Colours in the community: surnames and bynames in Scottish society. In: Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (eds.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Edited Books

Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C., (Eds.) (2016) Mapping English Metaphor through Time. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198744573

Green, J. and Bramwell, E., (Eds.) (2009) Academia: The View from Within. eSharp, University of Glasgow: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/esharp/otherpublications/ebooks/.

Research Reports or Papers

Hough, C., Bramwell, E., and Grieve, D. (2011) Scots Words and Place-Names: JISC Final Report. Project Report. JISC.

Conference Proceedings

Bramwell, E. S. (2014) Personal naming and society: a comparative study of disparate communities. In: International Congress of Onomastic Sciences XXIV: Names in Daily Life, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 Sep 2011, pp. 712-718. ISBN 9788439391623 (doi:10.2436/15.8040.01.74)

Anderson, W., and Bramwell, E. (2014) Of anoraks and oysters: metaphors of social communication in the historical thesaurus. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2013, Edinburgh, UK, 5-7 Sept 2013, pp. 41-52.

Bramwell, E. (2009) Names in multi-cultural Scotland. In: 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, Canada, 17-22 Aug 2008,

Website

Anderson, W., Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R., and Alexander, M. (2015) Metaphor Map of Old English. [Website]

Anderson, W., Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R., and Alexander, M. (2015) Metaphor Map of English. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun Aug 28 08:20:09 2016 BST.