Dr Wendy Anderson
- Reader (English Language and Linguistics)
- Corpus linguistics
- Collocation and phraseology
- English, Scottish English and Scots
- Modern Romance languages
- Translation theory and methodology
I have held a research and teaching position in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow since 2009. From 2004-2008, I was Research Associate for the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech (SCOTS) and, briefly, Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW) projects, which created large online corpora of texts in Scottish English and varieties of Scots. Before moving to Glasgow, I was a Teaching Fellow in French at the University of St Andrews, where I also completed my PhD in French linguistics.
I am Director of the Scottish Corpora projects, and on the Advisory Board of the Historical Thesaurus of English.
My ORCID ID is orcid.org/0000-0003-3188-4876.
Projects which I run or am associated with include:
Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus (Twitter @MappingMetaphor)
Metaphor in the Curriculum
Jan 2012-March 2015: Principal Investigator, Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus (AHRC grant AH/I02266X/1)
April 2015-June 2016: Principal Investigator, Metaphor in the Curriculum (AHRC grant AH/M00936X/1)
I currently supervise PhD and MPhil students in the areas of corpus linguistics, semantics, metaphor, lexicography and genre analysis. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a proposal for postgraduate study within my areas of specialism.
I teach on several Honours courses in the English Language and Linguistics subject area: Semantics and Pragmatics, Contemporary Issues in Semantics, Theories of Grammar, and Culture and English Language Teaching. In some years, I also teach the 'Meaning and Mind' and 'Children and Language' components of the Level 1 English Language course.
I am an elected member of the University Senate and Council of Senate.
I am currently Assessment convener for English Language and Linguistics, Learning and Teaching convener for the School of Critical Studies, and Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching in the College of Arts.