Jack Grieve

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

My main research interests are in corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. I am especially interested in grammatical and lexical variation in the English language across time, space and communicative context. I also develop methods for quantitative linguistic analysis and authorship attribution.


I am from Vancouver and studied at Simon Fraser University and Northern Arizona University. Before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2017, I held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Leuven and a Lecturership in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I have supervised PhD students working on a range of topics, including corpus linguistics, dialectology, forensic linguistics, and sociolinguistics. I welcome applications from students working in any of these areas.