Professor Wendy Anderson
- Professor of Linguistics (English Language & Linguistics)
- Assistant Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) (Office of the Vice Principals)
- Dean of Learning and Teaching (Arts College Senior Management)
- 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.
I am an elected member of the University Senate.
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)
I currently supervise PhD and MPhil students mainly 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 and Linguistics course.
I am Dean of Learning and Teaching in the College of Arts.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.