- Cognitive Sociolinguistics, i.e. theoretical approaches to language that subscribe to the Cognitive Commitment and the Sociosemiotic Commitment.
- Theoretical models of Construction Grammar (CxG), especially usage-based Cognitive Construction Grammar (CCG), and the analysis of sociolinguistic variation in this theory of language.
- Dialect-specific constraints on the knowledge and use of linguistic forms, especially syntactic structures.
- Combined empirical approaches to the study of dialect syntax including corpus-based computational sociolinguistics and the careful implementation of experimental paradigms for the collection of acceptability judgment data in fieldwork sociolinguistics.
- The syntax and semantics–pragmatics involved in the expression of modality in language.
- 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 worked 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; literary translation from English to French; preparation for the oral exams of the agrégation in English; and I am in charge of a research seminar focusing on elements in Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammar.
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– Cameron Morin