At my MSc graduation, 2017, posing outside
the Dugald Stewart Building (home of PPLS)
I've been delivering teaching, both as a tutor (TA) and lecturer, at the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (PPLS; University of Edinburgh) since 2018.
Courses taught at PPLS
Current (2023-24 academic year)
LEL1A History and Variation (2 weeks)
LEL2C Scots and Scottish Standard English (1 week)
Scots and Scottish English History, Features: Syntax and lexis, Language Planning (3 weeks)
History of Scots Course Organiser
Majority of teaching
2018-19: LEL2C Scots and Scottish Standard English (1 week)
2021-22: Scots and Scottish English Variation and Change in Urban Scots (1 week),
Scots language planning (1 week)
2022-23: LEL1A History and Variation (2 weeks)
LEL2C Dialects and Dialectology (1 week),
Scots and Scottish Standard English (1 week)
Dialects of English in Britain and Ireland Introduction to dialectology (1 week),
Dialectal features (2 lectures)
Scots and Scottish English Variation and Change in Urban Scots (1 week)
2022– Emily Gough. Project investigating the role of gender in changes occurring during the anglicisation of Scots
With Warren Maguire (lead) and Ben Molineaux
MSc (taught) dissertation
2023 Danielle Fox: "A Microparametric Analysis of Double Modal Constructions in Scots"
2023 Ilse de Wit. "Translatit intae Scots: A study on the Origins of Lexis in Translated Scots Texts"
With Ben Molineaux
2023-24 Charlotte Baskerville. Project investigating attitudes towards Scots in schools.
2022–23 Beth Grant: "Public attitudes towards a Standard Scots orthography"
Other teaching experience
I have a TESOL and TEFL certificate, and taught English in Sri Lanka from July to August 2015.
In 2011-13, and 2016-17, I worked as a substitute teacher at a Swedish secondary school, covering a wide range of subject areas but most frequently Swedish, English, Spanish, Social/Human Sciences (incl. History, Religion, Political Science)