About me

I’m Carmen and I’m a sociolinguist. I’m currently working as a data analyst at Cambridge Assessment, a research-only department of the University of Cambridge, and have previously worked as a lecturer in (socio)linguistics at Queen Mary University of London and Leiden University (the Netherlands). The views and content I present on Proper English Usage are my own and do not represent those of the institutions mentioned above.

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.

Find me on Twitter: @CarmenEbner

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