Projects per year
Nick's main research focuses on the way in which language is used within organisations. His research to date has investigated leadership development, the construction of team identity in sports teams, and the negotiation of local politeness norms and power within a hierarchy.
Nick also carries out research on language variation and change, and is currently investigating sociophonetic variation in Southern British English.
Nick convenes LING121 Language Myths and Realities, LING219 Introduction to Sociolinguistics and LING332 Culture and Language. He is co-author, with Janet Holmes, of An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
- interactional sociolinguistics
- language in the workplace
- sports discourse
- linguistic ethnography
- language variation and change
Linguistics, PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
1 Sep 2008 → 15 Feb 2012
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Textbook
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
Adapting self for private and public audiences: the enactment of leadership identity by New Zealand rugby coaches in huddles and interviewsFile, K. & Wilson, N. 2017 Identity struggles: evidence from workplaces around the world. Van De Mieroop, D. & Schnurr, S. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing, p. 317-334 19 p. (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture; vol. 69)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter