I assume if you’re looking on my blog it’s because I’ve forced it upon you, but if not, welcome! My name’s Lucy, I’m a Scottish graduate, recently emigrated to deepest Dorset and looking for something to do. I’m having trouble adjusting to adult life without my major pastime of lecturing people on linguistics so thought I should start doing it online instead.

Originally taking English Language as a side subject primarily because I heard runes were involved and I wanted to be like Hermione, I fell deeply in love with all of it – with acoustics and ultrasound, dictionaries and manuscripts, intensifiers and discourse markers. These posts will be a mixture of things I know a bit about and subjects I’ve stumbled upon, think are interesting and make vague, unintelligent guesses about. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.