Beckie Stewart

Beckie recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in French and Linguistics, and intends to obtain a TEFL qualification in order to spend some time teaching English in France, further to her year spent working as a language assistant in the country.

Beckie's undergraduate dissertation focussed on the French in-group language Verlan, more specifically a case study of its usage in the town of Oyonnax in the Jura mountains. In addition to secret languages, her research interests include language contact, sociolinguistics (particularly in French) and formal semantics.