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Daniel McAuley is a Lecturer in English and French at Aston. He specialises in urban and youth varieties of French, using corpus-based sociolinguistic methods. He has broader interests in multilingualism, language contact and the ways in which language use interacts with identity.

Research Interests

Daniel's major research interests are in corpus linguistics, language contact, youth and urban varieties, language and identity, language variation and change.


  • PhD in French Studies, Queen's University, Belfast
  • MA in French and Linguistics, Queen's University, Belfast
  • BA in French and Irish & Celtic Studies, Queen's University, Belfast

Teaching Activity

  • LE3028 Corpus Linguistics
  • LE2118 Advanced Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • LE1102 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LF2019 French Language Skills ab initio II
  • LI1008 Introduction to Language and Communication

Contact Details

Phone: 0121 204 3723


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language and Identity
  • Language Policy
  • Multiethnolects
  • Contemporary Urban Vernaculars
  • PC Romance languages
  • French
  • Marseillais French
  • Parisian French
  • Banlieues

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Research Output

  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Investigating perceptions of banlieue French: problematizing theory and methods

McAuley, D. & Carruthers, J., 30 Sep 2020, Researching Language in Superdiverse Urban Contexts: Exploring Methodological and Theoretical Concepts. Mar-Molinero, C. (ed.). Multilingual matters, (Researching Multilingually).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

L'innovation lexicale chez les jeunes des quartiers urbains pluriethniques : "c'est banal, ouèche"

Translated title of the contribution: Lexical innovation among young speakers in multi-ethnic urban areas: "c'est banal ouèche"McAuley, D., 9 Mar 2017, Langue française mise en relief: aspects grammaticaux et discursifs. Bilger, M., Buscail, L. & Mignon, F. (eds.). p. 175-186

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)