Dr Louis Strange

  • Lecturer in Sociolinguistics (English Language & Linguistics)


I joined the University of Glasgow in 2022, having completed my PhD at Queen Mary University of London. As a sociolinguist and discourse analyst, my research interests focus on language and gender, nationalism/national identity and the interactions between these, particularly in the Irish context. I analyse these issues from both linguistic landscape and (multimodal) critical discourse analytic perspectives. My recent projects and publications have covered responsibility and neoliberalism in British Covid-19 discourse, masculinity in Irish-language rap videos, as well as multiple analyses of the linguistic landscape of the 2018 Irish abortion referendum, stemming from my doctoral project. I am currently working on projects investigating bias in perceptions of female football commentators, abortion discourse during the pandemic and the effects of lexical choices on perceptions of abortion.

Research interests

  • Language and gender
  • Language and national identity/nationalism
  • Language and political economy
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Language attitudes


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I currently teach or have taught on courses in the areas of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, ranging from first-year undergraduates to postgraduate students, including:

  • Qualitative Sociolinguistics (PGT)
  • Applying Linguistics in Social and Professional Life (PGT)
  • Topics in Sociolinguistics (PGT)
  • Sociolinguistics (Hons/undergraduate)
  • Culture and English Language Teaching
  • Language and Society (Level 2/undergraduate)
  • Varieties of English (Level 1/undergraduate)