Stefan Dollinger, University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor English Vancouver, British Columbia stefan.dollinger@ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-4095

Bio/Research

Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Change, English Language. My interests revolve around the study of variation of English in all of its facets: geographical, social and historical. I specialize in Canadian English and English in North America, with an increasing inte...

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Bio/Research

Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Change, English Language. My interests revolve around the study of variation of English in all of its facets: geographical, social and historical. I specialize in Canadian English and English in North America, with an increasing interest in World Englishes. My preferred methodology is a quantitative approach, or a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. For this reason, corpus linguistic methods and empirical data figure prominently in my work. While I have worked on Old and Middle English, I concentrate on Late Modern English (Colonial) varieties, from ca. 1700 to the present. The co-variation of linguistics features with non-linguistic variables (e.g., age, gender, socioeconomic class, network density) and with other linguistic variables (e.g., subject type constraints, proximity etc.) offer many avenues for inquiry. Whenever possible, I choose to work on Canadian English to document this under-studied variety and build theories on the development of new varieties that combine social and linguistic features.

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