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E Jamieson
Research Associate



E is a research associate on the BILDEV project at the University of York. They previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the Vulnerable Native Grammars project at the University of Southampton, investigating grammatical attrition in the first languages of adult bilinguals, and the Scots Syntax Atlas at the University of Glasgow, mapping the distribution of non-standard syntactic features found in Scots varieties in order to better understand the nature of syntactic variation.


  • Research Associate – BILDEV
    University of York (2023 - present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Vulnerable Native Grammars
    University of Southampton (2020 - 2023)
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University of Edinburgh (2019 – 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher – Scots Syntax Atlas
    University of Glasgow (2018 - 2019
  • PhD English Language and Linguistics
    University of Edinburgh (2015 - 2019)
  • MSc (by Research) English Language
    University of Edinburgh (2014 - 2015)
  • MA (Hons) English Language
    University of Edinburgh (2010 - 2014)



My work sits at the intersection of generative grammar and variationist sociolinguistics. I am interested in how to incorporate variation and change in formal theoretical models of grammar, and I investigate this in a number of ways, including through the study of dialect variation; dialect change; first language attrition, and bidialectal attrition/long term accommodation.

I also have an interest in improving methodologies in experimental syntax, as well as how experimental syntax can also provide a window into issues of linguistic identity and (in)security.

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E Jamieson
Research Associate
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
YO10 5DD