Stephen Levey

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Office: ARTS 418
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 1573

University degrees

2007 — PhD. Linguistics, University of London
1999 — MA, Applied Linguistics, University of London
1988 — BA Hons., Modern Languages, University of Leeds

Fields of interest

  • Urban dialectology and linguistic change
  • The language of adolescents and preadolescents from a variationist perspective
  • Pidgin and creole languages

Ongoing research

  • The language of preadolescents (variationist analyses of morphosyntax and discourse)

Courses taught

  • LIN1340 Language in society
  • LIN2381 Varieties of English
  • LIN5903 Sociolinguistics I
  • LIN7942 Sociolinguistics II

Selected publications

Levey, S. (2006a) Visiting London relatives.  English World Wide 27: 45-70.

Levey, S. (2006b) Tense variation in preadolescent narratives. Journal of English Linguistics 34: 126-52.

Levey, Stephen (2006). The sociolinguistic distribution of discourse marker LIKE  in preadolescent speech.  Multilingua 25: 413-441.

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