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Dr. des. Nicole Eberle joins the School of English at HKU from January to June 2018. She completed her Ph.D. studies in English linguistics with a successful viva at the University of Zurich in December 2017; her dissertation (summa cum laude) focuses on an under-researched variety of English, namely Bermudian English, provides a first description of morphosyntactic features and traces the origins and development of this variety as well as typological affiliations with contact-derived varieties in the wider geographical region.

Prior to starting work at HKU, she was employed as a teaching and research assistant to Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, at the English Department of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Since June 2013, Nicole is also working as an editorial assistant for English World-Wide.

Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation and change, contact linguistics, lesser-known varieties of English, English varieties in the Caribbean, dialect typology, as well as sociolinguistics of mobility.

 

Courses offered in 2017-2018

ENGL1017       Introduction to Sociolinguistics
ENGL2002       Language in Society

 

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Academic Employment


Since June 2013: Editorial assistant for English World-Wide (ed. by Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt and Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

November 2012-December 2017: Teaching and research assistant to Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland

January 2016-August 2016: Part-time project administrator for a European Research Council Grant application (P.I. Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt), Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

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Publications


Myrick, Caroline, Nicole Eberle, Joel Schneier & Jeffrey Reaser. In press. “Mapping Linguistic Diversity in the Caribbean”. In S. D. Brunn, ed. The Changing World Language Map. New York: Springer.

Schreier, Daniel, Nicole Eberle & Danae M. Perez. 2017. “Settler Migration and Settler Varieties”. In Suresh Canagarajah, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language. London: Routledge, 243-257.

Eberle, Nicole & Daniel Schreier. 2013. “African Bermudian English and the Caribbean Connection”. English World-Wide 34:3, 279-304.

 

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Conference Talks


2017: “Bermudian English: Origins and Typological Affinities”. Methods in Dialectology XVI, NINJAL Tokyo, 11 August 2017

2015: “Bermudian English: Traces of Input Varieties”. Changing English: Integrating Cognitive, Social and Typological Perspectives (ChangE), University of Helsinki, 9 June 2015

2014: “Building Bridges into the Caribbean and Beyond”. ISLE3, 3rd Conference of the International Society of Linguistics of English, University of Zurich, 25 August 2014

2014: “Reassessing the Typological Status of Bermudian English”. Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL) Annual Meeting, University of Basel, 21 March 2014

 

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Invited Talks


May 2017: Guest talk at the Department of English, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

March 2015: Guest talk at the CUSO Workshop “Conducting sociolinguistic research on Englishes near and far”, Schloss Münchenwiler, Murten, Switzerland

February 2015: Guest talk at the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

July 2014: Guest talk at the Linguistics Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

 

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Field Experience


January 2014: Follow-up fieldwork in Bermuda, data collection and recording of sociolinguistic interviews for her Ph.D. project (funded by the Ph.D. program Linguistic Structure, Linguistic Variation and Linguistic History and the English Department of the University of Zurich)

November 2012: Pilot fieldwork in Bermuda with Danae M. Perez, data collection and recording of sociolinguistic interviews for her Ph.D. project (funded by the Ph.D. program Linguistic Structure, Linguistic Variation and Linguistic History and the English Department of the University of Zurich)

 

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Last updated: 8 January 2018