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Dr Sofia Lampropoulou BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Reader in English Language English

Research

Research Interest 1

My research interests include, among others: Language and identities, Speech representation and narrative theory, Stance in interview talk, Language ideologies, Language and gender and Qualitative research. In my research, I approach linguistic data from a Sociolinguistic/ Discourse Analytic perspective, as I seek to explore the relationship between language and the local and/ or broader socio-cultural context in which it is embedded. I welcome PhD applications in any of the above areas or any related disciplines.

Research Grants

AHRC IAA 22-25

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

April 2022 - March 2026

Assessing the intrinsic value, and health and well-being benefits, for individual and community, of The Reader Organisation's Volunteer Reader Scheme.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

September 2013 - September 2014

How to promote children's language development using family-based shared book reading.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

April 2015 - August 2018

Research Collaborations

Prof Argiris Archakis

External: University of Patras

Research project titled "Tracing Racism in Anti-raCist discourse: a critical approach to European public speech on the migrant and refugee crisis" (TRACE/ HFRI-FM17-42).

Dr Marianthi Georgalidou; Dr Maria Gasouka

External: University of Rhodes

Research project on 'Language Sexism in Greek public documents', funded by the Greek Ministry of Internal Affairs, General Secretariat for Gender Equality.

Dr Anastasia Stamou; Dr Argiris Archakis

External: University of Patras

Research project on 'Language variation and language ideologies in mass culture texts: design, development and evaluation of learning material for critical language awareness', funded by the Greek ministry of Education

Professor Greg Myers

External: Lancaster University

Research project on 'The construction of stance in social research interviews', funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.