Beth MaloryPhD student
I am an Associate Lecturer & Postgraduate Researcher within Lancaster's Department of Linguistics and English Language (LAEL). I specialize in the application of corpus linguistic methods to historical English-language datasets.
I also work as a Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University.
B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature: Mansfield College, Oxford (2012)
M.St. English Language: Oriel College, Oxford (2013)
Ph.D. Linguistics: Lancaster (2013-)
In the academic year 2015/16, I am teaching on the modules LING102 (Part I English Language) at Lancaster. I am also convening a lecture course in the History and Development of English at Liverpool Hope University.
In 2014/15, I convened the lecture course 'Introduction to Middle English Language' (LELA20052) at the University of Manchester.
My PhD explores a new method for quantifying the effects of grammatical prescriptivism during Late Modern English. It utilizes a statistical method known as change-point analysis to demonstrate how individual sensitivity to prescriptive comment can be quantified, and the effect of prescriptivism therefore evaluated much more effectively than has been managed heretofore.
Formerly Known As
Between July 2014 and April 2015, I worked as Research Associate on the SAMUELS sub-project at UCLan, testing a newly developed tool for automatic annotation on diachronic texts, to assess its suitability for tracing pragmatic phenomena over time (papers forthcoming). For more information on SAMUELS, visit http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/fundedresearchprojects/samuels