Stephen LEVEY


Stephen LEVEY
Associate Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Committee

2007 - Ph.D. Linguistics, University of London
1999 - M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of London
1988 - B.A. (Hons), Modern Languages, University of Leeds

MHN 418

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1573

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Stephen Levey


Ongoing research

  • The language of preadolescents (variationist analyses of morphosyntax and discourse)

Courses taught

  • LIN1340 Language in society
  • LIN2381 Varieties of English
  • LIN5903 Sociolinguistics I
  • LIN7942 Sociolinguistics II

Selected publications

Levey, S. (2006a) Visiting London relatives. English World Wide 27: 45-70.

Levey, S. (2006b) Tense variation in preadolescent narratives. Journal of English Linguistics 34: 126-52.

Levey, Stephen (2006). The sociolinguistic distribution of discourse marker LIKE in preadolescent speech. Multilingua 25: 413-441.

Fields of Interest

  • Urban dialectology and linguistic change
  • Language of adolescents and pre-teens in the context of the theory of linguistic variation
  • Pidgin and creole languages
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