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Department of Linguistics

Eleanor Ridge

Overview

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Eleanor Ridge
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Thesis title:
Semantic variation in two varieties of Southeast Ambrym (Vanuatu)
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Biography

Eleanor took a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford (2007-2010). After teaching English for two years in Vanuatu, China and the UK, Eleanor returned to Oxford to complete an MSt in Linguistics including fieldwork on cut and break events in Abma, a language of Vanuatu. She began her PhD at SOAS in 2013 with AHRC funding. Her PhD will examine Southeast Ambrym, an Oceanic language spoken in Vanuatu, with a particular focus on semantic variation in how the language is spoken in rural and urban communities.

PhD Conferences

  • ‘Serial verb constructions in Abma: data from Cut and Break events’, 24-25 May 2013, Sixth Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, SOAS.