Deborah Chirrey

Senior Lecturer in English language

FAS:English History & Creative Writing

language and sexuality, discourse analysis, phonetics

Previous to my current position, I was a Research Assistant at Glasgow University on the Historical Thesaurus of English project, which was published in 2010 by OUP. I received my PhD from Glasgow University in 2001 for a thesis entitled 'An acoustic and articulatory study of certain Scottish English consonants'. I then turned my attention to the linguistic creation and representation of LGB identity. Currently, I am exploring the role of metaphor in texts that offer advice to LGB individuals on coming-out.

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