Sarah Van Eyndhoven

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Dugald Stewart Building

City
4 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Background

AMC scholar researching written Scots at the turn of the 18th century.

 

Personal website: https://svaney22.github.io/

 

 

 

CV

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Qualifications

BA Hons (First Class) in History and Linguistics

  • 2012-2015: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

MA in Linguistics (with Distinction)

  • 2017-2018: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dissertation title: `An Eye for an Aye': Linguistic and Political Backlash and Conformity in Eighteenth-Century Scots

PhD (current) in Linguistics and English Language

  • 2019-present: University of Edinburgh
  • Working project title: Ideology and Identity in the use of written Scots during the Union of 1707

 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Undergraduate teaching

2018-19

Tutor:

  • Linguistics and English Language 2C: English in Time and Space

2019-20

Tutor:

  • Linguistics and English Language 1A
  • Linguistics and English Language 2C: English in Time and Space

Research summary

Historical sociolinguistics, Scots, diachronic variation and change, enregisterment and indexicality

Current research interests

My current research is focussed on the use of written Scots during the Union debates of 1689-1707 and how questions of identity, ideology and nationhood may have influenced authors' use of Scots, at a time when written Scots had all but disappeared from most genres. This involves collecting and digitising the correspondence of key players in the Union debates, and tagging instances of Scots orthography and lexis, to investigate the factors influencing any variation observed.

Knowledge exchange

My interests have also included Middle Scots and studies in language contact and colonial varieties (especially New Zealand English).

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

PhD Studentship: McIntosh-Patterson Doctoral Studentship (Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics)