E Jamieson

Published: 31 August 2015

Questions, biases & 'negation': Evidence from Scots varieties

University of Edinburgh & University of Glasgow

Questions, biases & 'negation': Evidence from Scots varieties

Academic History:

2015 - present: PhD Linguistics & English Language, University of Edinburgh

2014-2015: MSc by Research English Language, with distinction, University of Edinburgh

2010-2014: MA (Hons) English Language, First Class Honours, University of Edinburgh


Professor Caroline Heycock

Professor Jennifer Smith (University of Glasgow)

Professor Ronnie Cann

Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in syntactic variation & change, & what studying non-standard dialect varieties can tell us about syntactic theory. In my PhD research, I am focusing on non-canonical questions (biased questions, tag questions, rhetorical questions & exclamatives) with negation markers in two Scots varieties, Glasgow & Shetland, looking at the complex relationship between syntax, pragmatics & prosody that affects their interpretations.

Previous Research Projects:

MSc by Research (2014-2015) “An investigation of verb movement in the Shetland dialect of Scots”


2015-2018: AHRC DTP Studentship

2014: Ailie Donald Bursary


Jamieson, E. (in press) "Imperative commands in Shetland dialect: Nordic origins?" in Giles, I., Chapot, L., Cooijmans, C., Foster, R. & Tesio, B. (eds) Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North Norvik Press: London

Contact Details:

Address: School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh

Email: e.jamieson@sms.ed.ac.uk

Website/Blogs: ejamieson.com

First published: 31 August 2015