Ms Nuria Yanez Bouza

Honorary Research Fellow

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Research interests

  • English Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Prescriptivism and the Eighteenth-Century Grammatical Tradition
  • Historical Phonology: eighteenth-century pronouncing dictionaries
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Educational Linguistics

Other research

Projects and Research Groups

  • APU. 'The art of writing English': A corpus of schoolchildren's writings. Principal Investigator, with Victorina González-Díaz (University of Liverpool). 2014 - 2016.
  • ECEG (Eighteenth-Century English Grammars database). Principal Investigator. Project with María E. Rodriguez-Gil (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). 2008-2010 / 2010-2011.
  • ARCHER (A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers). Project Coordinator since 2008, with David Denison (Manchester). 2010-2012.
  • ECEP: Eighteenth-Century English Phonology database. Project lead by Prof. Joan Beal (University of Sheffield), in collaboration with Ranjan Sen (Sheffied). 2014-2016. See also here.
  • Image to Text, on Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750 - c.1820), with David Denison (Manchester) and in collaboration with the Digitisation Strategy of the Centre of Heritage Imaging and Collection Care, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate. 2011-.
  • Paratext in 18th-century grammars of English: language and society. Project lead by Dr. Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). 2012-2015.
  • Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (University of Vigo, Spain), Research Associate
  • English Linguistics Circle (University of Vigo and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Research Associate

Research students

Areas of supervision in the past years include:

  • syntactic and/or morphological change in the Modern English period (mainly 1500-1900)
  • the interface between language and literature in the Early and Late Modern English periods
  • the normative grammatical tradition
  • the role of women in language variation and change
  • attitudes to (English) language
  • editing Middle English manuscripts at the John Rylands Deansgate Library (co-supervision with David Denison)

PhD students:

  • Ayumi MiuraVerbs of emotion and impersonals in Old and Middle English: A diachronic study in the syntax-semantics interface. Co-supervised with David Denison. PhD 2011. Lectureship at Kansai Gaidai University.
  • Marije van HattumA corpus study of Irish English verbal constructions from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Co-supervised with David Denison. PhD 2012. Lecturer in English Language at Liverpool Hope University.
  • Rob DrummondThe influence of local accent on the pronunciation of non-native English speakers in Manchester. [Research Panel Member; main supervisor Maciej Baranowski.] PhD in 2010. Lectureship at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Visiting PhD students:

  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras (Santiago de Compostela, autumn 2009); Paula Rodríguez-Puente (Santiago de Compostela, autumn 2010); Zeltia Blanco-Suárez (Santiago de Compostela, autumn 2010).


Research and projects

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