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John Weston

Teaching and Research Fellow in Linguistics

 

Department of Linguistics

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road

London E1 4NS

 

j.weston@qmul.ac.uk

 

 

Research Interests

Sociolinguistics; linguistic variation and epistemological variation; style, stance and indexicality; expert discourse and social epistemology.

 

I am interested in sociolinguistic variation. My research focuses on the relationship between people’s beliefs and the language that they use to express them. My PhD research looked at the relationship between epistemic beliefs (beliefs about the nature of knowledge) and the linguistic expression of epistemic stance (how you communicate your level of certainty about your beliefs, and how you came to believe them).