Lothian Lockdown

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From June 2020, I officially took on the role of Knowledge Exchange and Impact project assistant in Lothian Lockdown: The Lothian Diary Project. This initiative, run by a interdepartmental team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, is investigating the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on people residing in Edinburgh and the Lothians. It hopes to do this by collecting video and audio diaries from people, explaining their experiences living through this strange time in our global and local communities.

It’s a really interesting project, not least of all because of the historical value that it has. We can really help to preserve a snapshot of what this pandemic was really like for people in ways that were impossible in earlier periods of history – like during the so-called Spanish Flu. Indeed, we are partnered with Museum and Galleries Edinburgh to form an archive of the data we received, so that our voices can be preserved for posterity.

If you want to find out more, or even take part yourself (and earn £15 for doing so!), check out our website: www.lothianlockdown.org, or contact us at lothiandiaries@gmail.com. You can also contact me directly using the contact page above!

A busy week!

Had my first ever academic presentations this week, first of all at the BAAL Language Policy SIG Forum 2019 and then at the University of Edinburgh’s 25th Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference.

Never been more nervous in my life!! But I was so fortunate to be surrounded by colleagues and friends, as well as to meet some fantastic new people at both!

New website!

Welcome to my new website! It’s a bit of a work in progress right now, but I’ll continue working on it in my free time over the next few weeks and try and get it properly up and running.

And, on this page, I’m hoping to share my thoughts on a variety of language-related phenomena, as well as interesting news articles, websites or events that could be of interest.

Watch this space! 🙂