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- Who am I?
Who am I?
My main areas of research are Sociolinguistics and the Social Psychology of Language. I am interested in language variation - mainly phonological and lexical - and also in the language attitudes and folk perceptions of speakers towards dialectal variation in their first language (L1) or in a language that they are learning or acquiring (L2). My research to date has focused on how these work together; i.e., on attitude-behaviour relations in language.
Why do I teach?
Each member of a class brings her/his experience and perspective to the topics being taught and, although I prepare the lessons and stimulate discussions amongst students, I also benefit from communicating and exchanging ideas with others. My teaching informs my research and vice versa, allowing my own thinking to develop and my teaching to remain current and relevant.
Words of wisdom
Be inquisitive, be determined, challenge your own and others' thoughts and ideas, trust your instincts, work independently and collaboratively, and take responsibility for achieving what you want to achieve.
How I’ll teach you
Teachers and students should be partners in learning and should work together in a way that is productive and enriching. Being a university student opens doors to future opportunities and gives you access to a wide range of information and resources. If you are keen to make the most of these, I'll help you to do so.
- Academic Biography
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD in Linguistics
University of St Andrews (2014)
MA (Hons) in French and Spanish
University of St Andrews (2009)
- Teaching & Research Supervision
Language in Society (unit leader)
Fundamentals in Linguistics
Intercultural Communication (unit leader)
TESOL-Linguistics 3: Language Variation
MA Applied Linguistics:
- Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Sociolinguistics, social psychology of language, language attitudes, language variation and change, perceptual dialectology, accents and dialects of English, second-language learning and acquisition, second dialect acquisition, reference accents in English-language teaching, language and identity.
Refereed journal articles
Carrie, E. (2016) ''British is professional, American is urban': attitudes towards English reference accents in Spain.' International Journal of Applied Linguistics. Available for early view via the following link:
Carrie, E. (2013). Evaluating and Imitating English Pronunciation Models: Language Attitudes and Language Use amongst Learners in Spain. Proceedings for the Third International Conference on English Pronunciation (EPIP3): Issues and Practices. Murcia, Spain: University of Murcia.
Research Accelerator Grant, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University in May 2016, for a research project entitled 'Manchester voices: Perceptions of urban language varieties in the UK's 'second city''.
- Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Media appearances or involvement
BBC Radio Manchester
North West Tonight
Articles published in ITV News, Manchester Evening News, Mancunian Matters, About Manchester and Manchester Confidential.
- Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Editiorial Board membership
Head of Production for The Linguistics Journal
Reviewer for Language Awareness
Membership of professional associations
Member of Societas Linguistica Europaea