Research areas and initiatives

  • Medieval and renaissance studies, including: Old, Middle and Early Modern English literature; manuscript studies, early print culture and the history of the book; documents and letters
  • Modern English language and linguistics, including: corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, semantics, grammar, sociolinguistics, stylistics, cognitive linguistics, name-studies, intercultural language education, and phonetics (Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics )
  • English historical linguistics, including: Old English, Old Norse, Middle English and Modern English philology; sociohistorical linguistics; historical corpora; name-studies
  • Scottish language studies, including: corpus linguistics applied to Scots; history of Scots and English in Scotland; the place-names and personal names of Scotland; Scottish accents and dialects; sociolinguistics in modern Scotland