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So, like, you know... Jennifer Smith was on BBC Radio 4!

So, like, you know… Jennifer Smith was on BBC Radio 4!

Jennifer Smith appeared on Woman’s Hour talking about ‘verbal tics’ or as linguists refer to them, discourse markers. You can listen to it here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04gkt9s
Meet our Research Assistants!

Meet our Research Assistants!

Thanks to a number of schemes run by the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow, we have been able to host two paid research assistantships for a month this summer. The posts were offered to students in their final year who were looking to gain some experience of actual research before they...
Our visit to Buckie High School

Our visit to Buckie High School

In March we visited Buckie High School to run a workshop with some of the Higher English students. Ultimate highlights included the live grammaticality judgments which echoed our morphosyntactic findings and the vowel confusion which echoed our phonetic ones. We also made it in to the local paper! Massive thanks to Buckie High School for...
Semantic Narrowing? That's an extreme sport in Buckie...

Semantic Narrowing? That’s an extreme sport in Buckie…

I always get a bit nervous when I’m interviewing the youngest cohort, 12-13 years old, in case we don’t find anything to talk about. If I put myself in their place it’s not hard to see why they might feel a bit shy. I mean, not only am I ancient to them, but who wouldn’t...
Linguistic Chameleons

Linguistic Chameleons

We’re starting to get lots of data now for the project and have begun to transcribe some of the interviews. Some really interesting points are emerging from what we’ve got so far. To give you taste of the type of data we’re looking at, we’ve included here a few extracts from the recordings where we...
If there’s ony thing ye’d like tae ken, jist speir!

If there’s ony thing ye’d like tae ken, jist speir!

After the press coverage we were really pleased that so many people got in touch with their experiences of being bidialectal. The following comes from Margaret Tong who grew up in Buckie and identifies Doric as her first language.   My Doric I was interested in the report of- this research which I read in...