Dr Caroline Tagg

Caroline TaggCaroline's role on the TLANG project is as Co-Investigator responsible for co-ordinating the collection of social media data across the four cities. 

Caroline Tagg is lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Open University. Her research interests are broadly in the language of social media, including language creativity and play, multilingualism on the internet, and the role of language in negotiating online privacy and intimacy. Her publications include 'Exploring Digital Communication' (forthcoming 2015, Routledge), 'The Language of Social Media: identity and community on the internet' (edited with Philip Seargeant, 2014, Palgrave), and 'The Discourse of Text Messaging' (2012, Continuum), as well as articles in Applied Linguistics, the Journal of Sociolinguistics and World Englishes. She is a member of BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics) and co-founding member of the BAAL SIG Language and New Media.

More information about Caroline's work is available at: 



Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 4842

Email: caroline.tagg@open.ac.uk