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Dr James Hawkey

Dr James Hawkey

Dr James Hawkey
BA(Bris), MA(UCL), PhD(Lond)

Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics

Area of research

Catalan sociolinguistics

Office 2.64, 19 Woodland Rd
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 7170

Research summary

I am an early-career researcher and my work is centred on contemporary Catalan sociolinguistics. My interests within this field are broad-ranging, including language attitudes, language contact, sociophonetics, and issues surrounding language and migration.

The common thread that binds my diverse research interests is the pursuit of a quantitative approach to the assessment of language policy. My doctoral work tested awareness of normative varieties of Catalan and Castilian in Barcelona, using empirical methods. My subsequent British Academy / Leverhulme Trust project Sociolinguistic Perspectives of Catalan in France examines the links between language attitudes and linguistic practices, focusing on phonetic and morphosyntactic variation ...

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Biography

I took up the position of Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics in September 2014. Prior to this, I spent three years at the School of Foreign Languages (LLCSE) at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, in both teaching and research positions. I gained my PhD in Hispanic Sociolinguistics from Queen Mary University of London in 2012, and my MA in Linguistics from UCL in 2008. This position marks something of a homecoming for me, since I graduated from my BA in French and Spanish at Bristol in 2007.

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Recent publications

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