Thorburn Jennifer

Thorburn Jennifer

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Teaching given to the UNIL

Current teaching

2019-> English Composition... Exercices
2019-> English Composition... Exercices
2019-> English Composition... Exercices
2018-> Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Cours
2015-> Research Methodologies... Séminaire
2019->2020 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2019->2020 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2019->2020 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2019->2020 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2019->2020 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2019->2020 Language and Gender... Séminaire
2019->2020 Language Change across the Lifespan... Séminaire
2019->2020 Linguistics : Endangered Languages... Séminaire
2019->2020 Linguistics : The Sociolinguistics of Cyberspace... Séminaire
2019->2020 Practicing English Proficiency - PEP... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 English in Switzerland... Séminaire
2018->2019 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Linguistics : The Sociolinguistics of Cyberspace... Séminaire
2018->2019 Practicing English Proficiency - PEP... Travaux pratiques
2018->2019 Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to Sociolinguistics... Séminaire
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2019 English Composition... Exercices
2017->2018 Language Change across the Lifespan... Séminaire
2017->2018 Linguistics : Endangered Languages... Séminaire
2017->2018 Linguistics : World Englishes... Séminaire
2016->2018 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2018 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2018 Practicing English Proficiency - PEP... Travaux pratiques
2015->2018 Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to Sociolinguistics... Séminaire
2015->2018 Synchronic Linguistics: Language Acquisition... Séminaire

Former teaching

2016->2017 Dialect in Literature and Film ... Séminaire
2016->2017 Linguistics : Multilingualism ... Séminaire
2015->2016 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2016 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2016 Language across the Lifespan... Séminaire
2015->2016 Language Laboratory... Travaux pratiques
2015->2016 Linguistics : World Englishes... Séminaire
2015->2016 Multilingualism and Multiculturalism... Séminaire

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My main research interests are centred around issues related to language variation and change. I investigate questions about how and why language varies across social groups, place, and time, primarily through a quantitative lens.
My principal on-going project explores language use in an Inuit community in northern Canada, which is shifting away from the indigenous language and becoming Engish-dominant. I am interested in the impact of this shift on residents’ identity and sociolinguistic practices, and also in the development of this new variety of English.
Other research projects focus on regional varieties of English, such as those found in Newfoundland and Northern Ireland. My newest study delves into the cognitive processes behind adjectival intensification, to better understand how people make linguistic choices.   

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