Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Department of English Language and Linguistics
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Research into the distinctiveness of modern Quaker discourse
Supervisors: Nicholas Groom, Jeannette Littlemore, and Ben Pink Dandelion
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics


  • BSc in Electrical Engineering.
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


I am using corpus techniques to determine whether the modern-day discourse of the Quaker faith group is linguistically distinctive in comparison with non-Quaker discourse covering a similar time period. I will examine distinctive features to determine whether these facilitate or impede the communication of Quaker ideas, beliefs and concepts to the wider world. I am particularly interested in the roles played by metaphor, metonymy and semantic sequences in the communicative processes.