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Seth Mehl (University of Sheffield)

Phase 2 Principal Investigator
School of English
University of Sheffield

Seth Mehl completed his MA in English Linguistics (2011) and PhD in English (2015) at University College London, and has worked as a researcher at UCL and the University of Sheffield. His research has focused on methods and epistemology of the study of meaning in language, with a particular focus on corpus semantics. His multidisciplinary ODA research takes the over-arching goal of ascertaining local perspectives on key international development concepts, and assessing elements of the linguistic landscape that are critical to development work. His ongoing semantic research has ranged from 19th century semantic theory, to the changing meanings of gentrification and appropriation in contemporary discourse, to grammatical meaning in Singapore English, to the application of computational linguistic tools to big data archives of 16th and 17th century English. He is a member of the Keywords Project, and a co-author of Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary. He is also a member of the council of the Philological Society.

Seth is the Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 project 'Mapping Community Heritage with young people in rural South Africa.'