A New Member of the Literary Linguistics Team at Sheffield

We are delighted to welcome Dr Duygu Candarli to the University of Sheffield Literary Linguistics team. Duygu has recently taken up a 3-month Research Associate position, funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. She will be working with Professor Joanna Gavins and Dr Sara Whiteley on their research project, Linguistic Creativity in the Discourse of National Trust Holiday Cottage Guestbooks.


Duygu comes to Sheffield from the University of Manchester, where she completed her PhD in corpus linguistics in 2017. Since then, she has been working on interdisciplinary project entitled Diachronic Changes in the Undergraduate University Prospectuses at a UK University from 1998 to 2019.

As part of the guestbooks project team at Sheffield, Duygu will be assisting Joanna and Sara in the stylistic analysis of over 600,000 words of guestbook data, collected in two areas of Cornwall over a four-year period. She will also be tagging the discourse using NVivo qualitative coding software, which enables the identification of both linguistic and non-linguistic features and makes these items searchable.

We are thrilled to have Duygu at Sheffield for the next few months, where we are sure that her expertise and experience in linguistic data management and analysis will have a really positive impact on our research.

For more information about the Linguistic Creativity in the Discourse of National Trust Holiday Cottage Guestbooks project, please click here.