Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies
What does the way you use language say about you? And how do we judge others based on the way they speak or write? In what way do people strategically use language to achieve certain effects? When is argumentation reasonable? What is the role of language in social life, now and in the past? These are just some of the questions our research addresses. Our group at LUCL consists of specialists in contemporary and historical sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and argumentation and rhetoric.