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.

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Billy on the beach