Biography


Nick is a sociolinguist by background and has conducted research predominantly in the area of sports discourse and language in the workplace. Originally from Scotland, where he attended the University of Edinburgh, he has worked in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Australia before coming to the University of Limerick.
Nick carried out his doctoral research in New Zealand, as part of the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project, where he conducted a year long ethnography of a rugby team and analysed how leadership communication is negotiated and how new leaders forge their skills through a process of situated learning. This project has led to multiple publications on topics such as address terms, pronoun usage and leadership emergence.
Following on from this, Nick has also worked on language and communication research with other sports organisations, such as Street Football Wales, a charity that works towards fostering social inclusion for homeless people through sports participation.

Nick has taught sociolinguistics and discourse analysis in various universities and is the co-author with Janet Holmes of the popular sociolinguistics textbook, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

Research Interests

Nick's research interest include:
  • socio-pragmatics
  • situated learning
  • leadership discourse
  • language use in sport
  • linguistic ethnography
  • taboo language
  • (im)politeness
  • gender and language
  • language in the workplace
  • language variation and change
  • discourse and social inclusion

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2021 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
  • 2016 Macquarie University - Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
  • 2012 University of Manchester - Lecturer in Sociolinguistics
  • 2012 Cardiff University - Lecturer in English Language and Communication

Award

  • 2014 - Fellow

Education

  • 2012 Victoria University of Wellington - PhD
  • 2007 University of Edinburgh - MSc by Research
  • 2003 University of Edinburgh - MA (Hons)

Association

  • member, British Association for Applied Linguistics
  • member, Australian Linguistic Society

Books

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Dr. Nick Wilson
2022
Abingdon
Routledge
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Academic success

Dr. Nick Wilson
2019
London
Macmillan
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Dr. Nick Wilson
2017
Abingdon
Routledge
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Book Chapters

Developing Distributed Leadership: Leadership Emergence in a Sporting Context

Dr. Nick Wilson
2017
Singapore
Springer
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When 'we' means 'you': The social meaning of English pseudo-inclusive personal pronouns

Dr. Nick Wilson
2019
Amsterdam
John Benjamins
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Linguistic ethnography

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
London
Routledge
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Adapting self for private and public audiences

Dr. Nick Wilson
2017
Amsterdam
John Benjamins
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Analysing team sports discourse: From interaction to identity

Dr. Nick Wilson
2022
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Interaction without walls: Analysing leadership discourse through dramaturgy and participation

Dr. Nick Wilson
2013
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Bros, boys and guys

Dr. Nick Wilson
2010
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The Discourse of deputies

Dr. Nick Wilson
2009
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The Portable Locker Room: Language, Space, and Place in Rugby Pre-match Interaction

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
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Speaker-Independent Visual Speech Recognition with the Inception V3 Model

Dr. Nick Wilson
2021
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

Book Review: David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaine W. Vine, & Jon Jureidini (eds.), The discourse of sport: Analyses from social linguistics. London: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 240. Hb. £110.

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
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Book review: Nikolas Coupland (ed.), Sociolinguistics: Theoretical Debates

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
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Leadership, discourse, and ethnicity

Dr. Nick Wilson
2013
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Other Publications

Book Review: David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaine W. Vine, & Jon Jureidini (eds.), The discourse of sport: Analyses from social linguistics. London: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 240. Hb. £110.

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
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Book review: Nikolas Coupland (ed.), Sociolinguistics: Theoretical Debates

Dr. Nick Wilson
2018
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Leadership, discourse, and ethnicity

Dr. Nick Wilson
2013
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