I’m Carmen and I’m a sociolinguist. I’m currently working as a lecturer in sociolinguistics at Queen Mary University of London where I convene a range of modules, such as Sociolinguistic Variation and Change, History of English and Language and the Media.
My research focuses on sociolinguistic variation and change, language ideologies, language and identity, and attitude elicitation techniques. Together with Allie Severin, I am currently working on a comparative study investigating attitudes towards -ize/-ise verb conversions in Australian and British English.
Besides being a sociolinguist, I am, amongst other things, a runner, nature lover, wannabe librarian and coffee addict.