Department of Linguistics

Graduated with PhD 2015

In general, I am interested in the role of language in the construction, maintenance and subversion of national identity. My research on endangered language learners focuses on identity as emergent through discourse. In particular, I investigate the ways in which learners of Celtic languages in Britain and North America establish a stance towards the nation-state by code switching between English and Celtic languages. I also look at more reflexive language practices as they surface in narrative.