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Dr Sofia Lampropoulou BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer 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

    Accent and identity in Liverpool: a corpus sociophonetic 'big data' approach

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    August 2018 - February 2019

    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 (AHRC)

    September 2013 - September 2014

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

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    April 2015 - August 2018

    Research Collaborations

    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 'Analysing stance in market research interviews', funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Lancaster University).

    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.