Billy Clark

I am a linguist based at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

I teach a broad range of language and linguistics-related topics, but my main research interests are all connected in some way with linguistic meaning (linguistic semantics and pragmatics). I have a particular interest in how meanings are created and negotiated in specific contexts. I'm currently working on research in three areas: prosodic meaning, stylistics and the inferential processes involved in writing.

I find questions about language and meaning endlessly fascinating and I'm convinced that everyone else does too.

I have been a member of several committees with pedagogical and educational interests. I am a member of the UK Linguistics Olympiad committee. I run the Integrating English project with Andrea Macrae and Marcello Giovanelli and together we run The Definite Article for AQA (an awarding body offering GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications), a website which offers research digests and other resources for teachers.

I am Director of The Lecture List and I have worked as a freelance writer on projects in a range of media (print, internet, film, tv, pop promotional video, brand language).

Do get in touch if you have any questions about linguistics or comments on the site or anything.


Billy on the beach