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Current research interests:

  • Descriptive levels: Phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax
  • Historical linguistics and historical sociolinguistics
  • Varieties of English around the world
  • Pidgin and Creole languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Corpus linguistics


Completed projects:

  • The Old Bailey Corpus - Spoken English in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Integrating the Old Bailey Corpus into the CLARIN-D infrastructure


Major on-going projects:

  • International Corpus of English: ICE-Ghana
  • Database of Early Pidgin and Creole Texts (DEPiCT). The Database of Early Pidgin and Creole Texts (DEPiCT), funded by the German Science Foundation, assembles early attestations and descriptions of contact languages. The texts are annotated and made searchable online.

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