Thesis title: 'Coming out with it: the relationship between language and emerging identity in young LGBT+ people'
Supervisors: Colleen Cotter and Sophie Holmes-Elliott
I'm a PhD researcher, funded by the ESRC LISS DTP.
My research centres around sociolinguistic variation, queer linguistics, education and linguistic anthropology. My thesis investigates the emerging frontiers of queer visibility, particularly in adolescence, their intersection with linguistic performativity and their discursive navigation of queer identities.
Sociolinguistics, ethnography, digital communities, gender/queer linguistics, corpus linguistics, computer mediated health communication, and education