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I am a PhD researcher and teaching fellow at the University of Paris.

My research focuses on the following topics:

  • Cognitive Linguistics (CL), especially theoretical models of Construction Grammar (CxG): including explicitly usage-based varieties, such as Cognitive Construction Grammar (CCG), as well as more formalised frameworks, such as Sign-Based Construction Grammar (SBCG).
  • Sociolinguistics and dialectology through the study of variation in linguistic forms, especially syntactic structures.
  • The syntax and semanticspragmatics involved in the expression of modality in language.
  • Method triangulation drawing from several empirical approaches in linguistics, implying skills in statistical analysis and experimental design: corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, and fieldwork methods in language documentation and typology.
  • English linguistics, providing case studies of the topics mentioned above: currently focusing on dialects of English in England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Southern United States.

My work is supervised by Agnès Celle (University of Paris) and Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh). The labs I am affiliated with are CLILLAC-ARP at the University of Paris and Labex EFL at the University of Sorbonne Paris-Cité.

I am an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris-Saclay, 2016), and I have a higher education teaching degree in English & linguistics (agrégation, 2019). I am currently in charge of introductory courses to English linguistics at the University of Paris, on various topics in syntax/semantics such as nouns, verbs, and complex clauses in a cognitive-functional perspective, without excluding contributions from other theoretical approaches.

This website provides a summary of my research, as well as updates and means of getting in touch.

Thank you for your visit! 

– Cameron Morin


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