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Dr Jenny Amos

Lecturer

Introduction

Dr Jenny Amos holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Essex, where she also completed both her BA Hons English Language and Linguistics, and MA Hons Sociolinguistics. Specialising in sociolinguistics and phonology, her research focuses on the modelling of language variation within theoretical linguistic frameworks. Over the years, Jenny has presented at a number of international conferences and much of her work is centred on the variation and historical development of dialects across East Anglia (building on work completed for her PhD thesis which focused on the changes in Mersea Island English, Essex). She is currently working on a number of projects relating to the analysis and documentation of East Anglian speech, as well as projects which aim to promote linguistic studies to younger students and the general public.

A current and updated selection of Jenny's academic presentations and papers can be found here: https://independent.academia.edu/JennyAmos

Modules taught:

Structure of English
Learning English
English Education Practice
Intercultural Communications
Dissertation in English

Publications and papers:

Amos, J. (2011) 'A Sociophonological Analysis of Mersea Island English: An investigation of the diphthongs (au), (ai) and (oi).' PhD Thesis, University of Essex, UK. 

Available here: http://roa.rutgers.edu/article/view/1208

Amos, J. (2013) 'Life on the Edge: A sociophonological analysis of diphthong variation and change.' Discussion Paper. Essex Research Reports in Linguistics, University of Essex, UK.

Available here: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/5981/