Dr Robbie Love
Research Fellow in Applied and Corpus Linguistics
I am a researcher in applied and corpus linguistics, specialising on issues of language in mainstream UK education. I received my PhD in Linguistics from Lancaster University in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Tony McEnery, and worked for Cambridge English as a Senior Research Manager before moving to Leeds in 2018. I also have an MA in Language and Linguistics and a BA in Linguistics, both from Lancaster University.
My research interests are in (applied) corpus linguistics and corpus linguistics methodology. Working primarily with Professor Alice Deignan, I am interested in creating opportunities for corpus linguistics to inform issues of language in education. I am part of the research team that was responsible for the compilation of the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 (Spoken BNC2014): a new, 11.5 million word corpus of informal, real-life spoken British English, which was made publicly available in 2017.
I am willing to supervise postgraduate research which uses corpus linguistics as a primary methodology.
‘Introduction: Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014’, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22.3 (2017), 311-318,
DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.01mce, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/127571/
‘The spoken BNC2014: Designing and building a spoken Corpus of everyday conversations’, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22.3 (2017), 319-344,
DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.02lov, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/127536/
‘Press and social media reaction to ideologically inspired murder: The case of Lee Rigby’, Discourse & Communication, 9.2 (2015), 237-259,
DOI: 10.1177/1750481314568545, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/127779/
‘The hate that dare not speak its name?’, JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AGGRESSION AND CONFLICT, 3.1 (2015), 57-86,
‘Bad Language’, in English Language Description, Variation and Context (Palgrave, 2018),
Media Contact Areas
I am happy for the media to contact me for comment on language change in present day British English.