Sandra Jansen lectures in English language, with a research specialism in sociolinguistics.
Her work includes interests in urban and peripheral accents in Great Britain; Northern English; language and dialect death; forms and theories of language contact and language change; sociophonetics and ethnic variation in the rural north-west of Germany.
**Please note: I am on leave from the University of Brighton. Please contact me at: email@example.com**
Dr Sandra Jansen joined the University of Brighton in February 2013 after finishing her PhD thesis on variation and change processes in Carlisle English. Before coming to Brighton, Dr Jansen taught English linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. She obtained a certificate for teaching in Higher Education in October 2012.
Her research interests include urban and peripheral accents in Great Britain; Northern English; varieties of English around the world; language and dialect death; forms and theories of language contact and language change; sociolinguistics in general and sociophonetics in particular as well as ethnic variation in the rural north west of Germany.
Sandra was awarded the University of Brighton Rising Star Research Grant for the project Mergers, Splits and Traditional Forms: Variation and Change in Vowels in Rural Cumbria (£9,860).
She welcomes PhD applications in the following areas:
Dr Sandra Jansen
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Jansen, Sandra (2017) External and internal factors in a levelling process: Prevocalic (r) in Carlisle English In: Beal, J.C. and Hancil, S., eds. Perspectives of Northern Englishes. Topics in English Linguistics . Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. ISBN 9783110450903
Jansen, Sandra (2015) A century of change in prevocalic (r) in Carlisle English: Internal constraints in a levelling process In: Language Variation – European Perspectives V. Selected Papers from the 7th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. Studies in Language Variation . John Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027234971
Jansen, Sandra (2015) Carlisle and Cumbria In: Hickey, Raymond, ed. Researching Northern English. Varieties of English around the World . John Benjamins, UK, pp. 205-226. ISBN 9789027249159
Jansen, Sandra (2014) An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics SAGE Publications (UK and US).
Jansen, Sandra (2014) Salience effects in the north-west of England Linguistik Online, 66 (4). pp. 91-110. ISSN 1615-3014
Jansen, Sandra (2013) ‘I don’t sound like a Geordie!’ Phonological and morphosyntactic features of Carlisle English In: Johannesson, Nils-Lennart, Melchers, Gunnel and Björkman, Beyza, eds. Of butterflies and birds, of dialects and genres: Essays in honour of Philip Shaw. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm, pp. 209-224. ISBN 9789187235344
Jansen, Sandra (2010) High back vowel fronting in the north-west of England In: Proceedings of the Workshop “Sociophonetics, at the crossroads of speech variation, processing and communication”, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy, 14-15 December 2010.
Jansen, Sandra (accepted). Change and stability in GOOSE, GOAT and FOOT. Back vowel dynamics in Carlisle English. English Language and Linguistics.
Braber, Natalie and Sandra Jansen (eds.). Sociolinguistics in England. Palgrave Macmillan.
Jansen, Sandra and Natalie Braber. Introduction. In: Braber, Natalie and Sandra Jansen (eds). Sociolinguistics in England. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jansen, Sandra. When GOOSE is not fronting. High back vowel stability and change in a peripheral community. In: Braber, Natalie and Sandra Jansen (eds). Sociolinguistics in England. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jansen, Sandra. Variation and Change in the Cumbrian City Dialect of Carlisle. Language in Performance. Tübingen: Narr.
Language Variation and Change in the South of England meeting. University of Suffolk, 12th April 2017 (co-organised with Jenny Amos).
Jansen, Sandra. 2017. Allan Bell. 2014. The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics. Malden/Oxford: Wiley Blackwell and Janet Holmes and Kirk Hazen (eds). 2014. Research Methods in Sociolinguistics. A Practical Guide. Malden/Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Language in Society.
Jansen, Sandra. 2014. Graeme Trousdale. 2010. An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Journal of English Linguistics 42(3): 276-279. DOI:
Jansen, Sandra. 2014. Matthew Gordon. 2012. Labov: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies.
Jansen, Sandra. 2013. Joan Beal, Lourdes Burbano-Elizondo & Carmen Llamas. 2012. Urban North-Eastern English. Tyneside to Teesside. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. English Studies 94(4): 497-498. DOI: 10.1080/0013838X.2013.780855
The fronting of /u:/ in varieties of English around the world: a case of an 'innovating angloversal'? Universität Hannover (12 January).
A global change not quite like the others. The case of /u:/ fronting. University of Kent, Canterbury (3 February).
Introducing a new category of angloversals: GOOSE-fronting as innovative angloversal. Sussex University (14 October).
Innovating Angloversals - The case of GOOSE-fronting. University of Gothenburg (29 September).
Vowel Changes below the level of awareness - GOOSE-fronting and NURSE-lowering in Carlisle English. Liverpool Hope University (February).
Language Variation and Change Studies in the UK. Universität Bonn (21 January).
Vowel Changes in Carlisle English - GOOSE-fronting and NURSE-lowering. Universität Münster (19 January).
Internal and external constraints in a levelling process - Changes in /r/ in Carlisle English.Northern British Conference, University of Rouen (12-13 May).
Do People from Carlisle Sound Like Geordies? University of Reading (18 March).
Do People from Carlisle Sound like Geordies? The School of Humanities Research Lecture Series in Linguistics, Language and Discourse. University of Brighton (12 March).
Getting Into Academia. Linguistic Association of Great Britain. Student session. SOAS, London (30 August).
Panel organisation (with Lynne Murphy): Tomorrow's English Today. Shared Futures, Newcastle (5-7 July).
Predicting the future of English. What could possibly go wrong? On ethical considerations when engaging with the public. Shared Futures, Newcastle (5-7 July).
Sex effects in the variation and change of the high back vowel. International Conference of Language Variation and Change in Europe (ICLaVE 9), Malaga (6-9 June).
Variation and change in an L2: The case of loss of rhoticity. International Conference of Language Variation and Change in Europe (ICLaVE 9), Malaga (6-9 June).
A panel study of tracing loss of rhoticity in an L2 varietiy of English. Variation in Language Acquisition (ViLA3), Salzburg (8-10 February).
T-glottaling in two Cumbrian communities. 7th Northern Englishes Workshop (NEW7), Edinburgh (14.15 April).
A crossdialectal study of T-glottaling in two places in Cumbria. Sociolinguistic Symposium 21, Murcia (15-18 June).
Disentangling Levelling Processes in the THOUGHT vowel in a Peripheral Town. UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC 10), York (1-3 September). [Poster]
Disentangling Variation in the THOUGHT Vowel in a Peripheral Town. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig (27-29 May).
Explaining Convergence Tendencies in the Far North of England. Third Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3), Zürich (24.-27.8.).
‘I don’t sound like a Geordie’ Convergence Tendencies in the far North of England?Sociolinguistic Symposium 20, Jyväskylä (15.-18.6.).
Variation and Change Processes in Three Neighbouring Communities on the West Cumbrian Coast. Mobility, Variability and Changing Literacies in Modern Times, Utrecht (11.-13.6.).
Vowel Variation in Three Isolated Communities in Rural Cumbria. Fifth International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE 5), Austin (25.-29.09.).
A century of change in /r/ in Carlisle English. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim (26.-28.06.).
News from Rural Cumbria – Variation and Change Processes in Three Isolated Communities. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim (26.-28.06.). [Poster]
Language variation in the urban north west of England – The recurrence of /h/.Sociolinguistic Symposium 19, Berlin (21.-24.08.).
I’m quite (h)appy (h)ere. The curious case of /h/ in Carlisle English. 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon (02.-04.05.) [Poster]
I’m quite (h)appy (h)ere. The curious case of /h/ in Carlisle English. 4th Northern Englishes Workshop (NEW4), Nottingham (02.-04.04.).
“[J]ust rest content with the wealth and vigour of Carlisle’s living dialect.” Carlisle English – then and now. UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC 8). Edge Hill University (12.-14.09.).
High back vowel fronting in the north-west of England. 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg (29.06.-01.07.).
The emergence of an ethnic variety in rural north-west Germany? 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Universität Freiburg (29.06.-01.07.). [Poster]
Variation and Change in the north-west of England. Second Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 2). Boston University (17.-21.06.).
Variation in the spoken Corpus of Carlisle English. ICAME 31, Giessen (26.-30.05.). [Poster]
GOOSE-fronting in Carlisle English.’ 3rd Northern Englishes Workshop (NEW 3), Sheffield University (07.-09.04.).
Close-mid Vowels in Carlisle English. The III International Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English (Accents 2009), Łodz.
GO FACE it! Close-mid vowels in Carlisle English. UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC 7), Newcastle University (01.-03.09.). [Poster]
Plosive Lenition in Carlisle. The Third International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE3), University College London (15.-17.07.).
Accent attitudes in Carlisle/Cumbria.’ First Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 1), Universität Freiburg (08.-11.10.). [Poster]
Evidence of dialect contact in the accent of Carlisle. AILA 2008 – 15. Weltkongress für Angewandte Linguistik, Universität Duisburg-Essen (24.-29.08.).
'You used to gerri' in yer fishnets, now you only gerri' in yer nightdress' – Regional and supraregional accents in English rock songs. The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XIII), Leeds University (04.-08.08) (with Thorsten Brato, now University of Chemnitz).
Supraregional features in Carlisle English. The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XIII),Leeds (04.-08.08). [Poster]
July 2016: Carlisle dialect - past and present. Carlisle Library.
September 2015: Av ye iver deeked a cuddy loup a 5 bar yat? The Maryport dialect. Maryport library.