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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film


Thesis title: Perceptions of swearing and social meaning

Supervisors: Colleen Cotter, Hazel Pearson, and Linnaea Stockall


Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Experimental Semantics/Pragmatics
  • Language Perception/Ideology
  • Socio-semantics


Hunt, Matthew & Acton, Eric. (Accepted). “How’s the wife?”: Pragmatic reasoning in spousal reference. Journal of Pragmatics (Manuscript on request)

After completing the PhD in 2022, Dr Matthew Hunt joined the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Linguistics.

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