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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Sarah Kirk-Browne


Research - PhD

Twitter: @@sarah_SKB


Sarah is a PhD researcher, funded by a LISS-DTP CASE studentship in partnership with the British Library. Her research is in the field of language stability and change over time, focusing on dialects of spoken English across different regions of England. The project will compile a diachronic corpus of sound recordings from the historic holdings of the British Library Sound Archive to investigate dialect change.


Thesis title: 100 years of continuity and change in spoken British English


Supervisors: Devyani Sharma, Jenny Cheshire, Esther de Leeuw (QMUL), and Jonnie Robinson (British Library)


Research Interests:

  • Corpus linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • dialectology


Kirk-Browne, S. (2021) An analysis of climate change discourses in the UK parliament (2006 – 2018). Language & Ecology.

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