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Description of research and teaching

English as a global language, dialects and varieties of English, English as a contact language, linguistic politeness, variation, pragmatic borrowing, sociolinguistics



ENG 225: Global and Regional Variation

Eng 241: What we can learn from "bad" English

Eng 331, Language & Gender

Eng 121, Linguistics Tutorial

Eng 230: Proseminar in Pragmatics

ENG 230: Proseminar on Language Contact

Description of research and teaching

Elizabeth Peterson's university blog

Description of research and teaching

Twitter @epeterso


  • 6121 Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Variation and Change
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Language attitudes
  • Language ideology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2003 2019

"Bad English": an introduction to language attitudes and ideology

Peterson, E., 2 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Coffee and Danish in Sanpete County, Utah: An exploration of food rituals and language shift

Peterson, E., 2018, Selected proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8). Kühl, K. & Petersen, J. H. (eds.). Somerville: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, p. 80-87 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Introducing and developing GLAD: The Global Anglicism Database Network

Peterson, E., Andersen, G., Pulcini, V., Mańczak-Wohlfeld, E., Gottlieb, H. & Busse, U., Dec 2018, In : The ESSE Messenger. 27, 2, p. 4-19 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Introduction to the special issue: Linguistic and pragmatic outcomes of contact with English

Peterson, E. & Beers Fägersten, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 133, p. 105-108 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access

Sociolinguistics in England

Peterson, E., 13 Dec 2018, In : Cercles.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Projects 2011 2019


Staff member of the year

Elizabeth Peterson (Recipient), 30 Nov 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Title of Docent

Elizabeth Peterson (Recipient), 21 Mar 2019

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Activities 2010 2019


Elizabeth Peterson (Speaker)
3 Jan 20196 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Eline Zenner

Elizabeth Peterson (Host)
18 Mar 201922 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Gisle Andersen

Elizabeth Peterson (Host)
16 Mar 201922 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Scott Kiesling

Elizabeth Peterson (Host)
4 May 20198 May 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

The "Great White North?"

Josephine Hoegaerts (Scientific Committee Chair), Laura Siragusa (Scientific Committee Member), Tuire K Liimatainen (Member of organizing committee), Elizabeth Peterson (Scientific Committee Member), Peter Gustav Stadius (Scientific Committee Member), Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (Scientific Committee Member)
27 Aug 201928 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

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Table Talk: Danish to English shift in Sanpete County

Elizabeth Peterson


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