Prof. Karen Corrigan
Karen Corrigan is Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Newcastle University. She has conducted extensive research on language and dialect in Ireland and has published widely in this field and in socio-historical linguistics and the sociology of language. She is also the current president of ISLE.
Web design & organiser
Michael Bonney is a postgraduate research student in Linguistics at Newcastle University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translating and Interpreting, with his current research focussing primarily on variationist sociolinguistics, pragmatics and dialectology in the Japanese language. He is supervised by Prof. Karen Corrigan and Dr Rebecca Woods.
Sonya is a postgraduate student completing a Ph.D. through the Northern Bridge Consortium. Her project is the creation of a searchable, open access database of historical recordings of Northern Irish English. Her research interests are language change, dialect mapping, archival metadata and the privileging of spelling conventions.
Jaleesa de Regt
Jaleesa is a postgraduate student from Leiden University. Her research mostly entails quantitative analyses of verb forms in English. All of her research involves working with corpora, focussing either on dialect or historical data. She is also interested in syntactic research and how this can be applied to historical and dialect data.
Social media & organiser
Sreenidhi is a postgraduate taught student in Linguistics at Newcastle University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and her current research interests involve understanding gender representation in media through the language used. She also holds a special interest in internet-based lexical innovation.
Kingsley Ugwuanyi recently completed his doctoral research in sociolinguistics at Northumbria University. He’s currently undertaking a short teaching position at the University of Nigeria. His research interests lie at the intersection of sociolinguistics, world Englishes and applied linguistics.
Kimberly works as Operations Assistant within the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. She has been providing a high level of support to many administrative functions within the School since June 2021 including acting as PA to the Head of School and School Manager. She has been integral to supporting several administrative aspects of ISLE’s Summer School at Newcastle.
School Research, Finance & HR Administrator
Laura currently holds the post of School Research, Finance and HR Administrator within the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. She is responsible for coordinating all financial projects/providing support with research-related funding. She has been integral to supporting the financial administration of ISLE’s Summer School at Newcastle.