- Cognitive Linguistics (CL), especially theoretical models of Construction Grammar (CxG): notably, but not limited to, explicitly usage-based varieties such as Cognitive Construction Grammar (CCG).
- Sociolinguistics and dialectology through the study of variation in linguistic forms, especially syntactic structures: traditional approaches combined with newer approaches to studying variation and change such as computational sociolinguistics and the careful implementation of experimental paradigms for the collection of acceptability judgment data.
- The syntax and semantics–pragmatics involved in the expression of modality in language.
- Method triangulation drawing from several empirical approaches in linguistics, implying skills in statistical analysis and experiment design: especially corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, and fieldwork sociolinguistics.
- 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–Cité) and Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh). The labs I am affiliated with are CLILLAC-ARP at the University of Paris–Cité and Labex EFL at the University of Sorbonne Paris-Cité.
People I have collaborated with in research and public outreach: Jack Grieve; Guillaume Desagulier; Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus; David Adger.
I was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris–Saclay (2016–2020), where I received a higher education teaching degree in English & linguistics (agrégation, 2019). I then worked as a PhD researcher and teaching fellow at the University of Paris–Cité (2019–2022). I currently teach courses focusing on the syntax/semantics of English nouns, verbs, and complex clauses in a cognitive-functional perspective; English phonetics and phonology; and I am in charge of a research seminar focusing on elements in Construction Grammar.
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– Cameron Morin