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My research in a nutshell

My work is mainly situated within historical linguistics, with a focus on syntactic variation and change in English and Scots in the Early Modern period.
My wider research interests involve diachronic syntax, syntactic variation in non-standard varieties, historical sociolinguistics, language contact, and parsed corpora methods; I have parsed a corpus of Scots correspondence from 1540-1750 (the Parsed Corpus of Scottish Correspondence). 


While originally from Sweden, I completed my undergraduate studies (BA Hons in Linguistics) at the University of York 2013-16, and then completed  the MSc in English Language at University of Edinburgh 2016-17. I continued onto the PhD programme in Linguistics at English Language at University of Edinburgh in 2018, on the SGSAH DTP, and received my PhD award in December 2022. I briefly worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher for George Walkden (Uni Konstanz), on project H4 under the research unit SILPAC (where I still have a consulting role), before taking up the position as Lecturer in English Language at the University of Edinburgh in August 2022.

Research Interests

Historical Variation and Change in English and Scots, Syntax, parsed corpora, corpus methods, language contact, cross-germanic comparison

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Syntactic change during the anglicisation of Scots: Insights from the Parsed Corpus of Scottish Correspondence, University of Edinburgh


External positions

Postdoctoral researcher, Universität Konstanz



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