School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Carmen Ebner, PhD (Leiden)


Lecturer in Linguistics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8697
Room Number: ArtsOne 1.10


I am interested in all aspects of the sociolinguistics of English varieties, in particular language change and variation. In my doctoral thesis, I investigated attitudes towards stigmatised and disputed language features, such as literally as an intensifier, and the correlations between the elicited attitudes and social variables such as age, gender and level of education. I am particularly interested in linguistic discrimination based on non-compliance with prescriptive and standard language ideologies.