Professor Wendy Anderson
- Professor of Linguistics (English Language & Linguistics)
- Assistant Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) (Office of the Vice Principals)
I have held a research and teaching position in English Language & 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.
My research interests centre around semantics and metaphor, and also encompass corpus linguistics, collocation and phraseology, and translation.
Projects which I have run or am associated with include:
Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus (Twitter @MappingMetaphor)
I currently supervise PhD and MPhil students mainly in the areas of corpus linguistics, semantics, metaphor, and lexicography. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a proposal for postgraduate study within my areas of specialism.
Links below are to current PhD students who have their own University of Glasgow webpage.
- Alsuwayhiri, Meshari Muthyib D
Investigating the role of translation in EFL and ESP classes
I typically teach on the L1 course in English Language & Linguistics and on a number of Honours courses, including Semantics of English, Contemporary Issues in Semantics and Corpus Linguistics.
I am Assistant Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching), and was Dean of Learning & Teaching in the College of Arts from 2017-2022.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.