Rhys Sandow is Associate Lecturer in Sociolinguistics. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Sussex in 2021 for his doctoral thesis Anglo-Cornish Dialect Lexis: Variation, Change, and Social Meaning. He has previously taught at the University of Sussex, Bournemouth University, and York St. John University. His research interests include language variation and change, sociolinguistic style, regional identity, corpus linguistics, and lexical semantics.
Rhys is currently working on publishing various aspects of his doctoral research relating to stylistic variation, levelling, and broader issues relating to lexical variation and change as well as the role of regional identity in sociolinguistic V&C. He is also pursuing research projects relating to 1) the development of methodologies to investigate the perception of lexical variation and 2) corpus and computational methods for investigating conceptual variation and change.
Rhys has also presented his research at a range of international conferences, including NWAV, UKLVC, and ICLaVE.
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York