S. Bourgeois

Samuel Bourgeois earned his MA in Linguistics at Neuchâtel in 2015. His MA thesis investigated the uses of colloquial elements in television advertisements. He earned his BA at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in History (Primary Major) and French Studies (Secondary Major).

Current Research Interests

He is currently investigating the usage of discourse markers in non-dialogical functions in published written texts. Beyond his primary thesis subject, his research interests also include the study of varieties of English. In particular, he is doing a side research project on the variety of English spoken by the Cajun population of Southwest Louisiana.


Introduction to English Linguistics Workshop at UniNe

  • Fall 2014 – Present

CIEP Language Assistant Program in Montpellier France

  • 2011 - 2012 School Year



Tampere, ICAME 39 Conference

  • Presentation: “Multitasking much? A corpus-based analysis of change in the 'Sarcastic much?' construction”​

London, ISLE 5 Conference

  • Presentation: “Colloquialization, subjectification and intersubjectification: On the development of discourse markers in written English"​

Freiburg, Countdown: Nine years of research on frequency effects: looking back, moving forward

  • Poster Presentation: “On the Rise of oh yeah in written texts”


Zürich, SLE 50 Conference

  • Presentation: “How discourse markers cross into writing: Colloquialization and the development of actually”                 

RegensburgISLE Summer School

  • Presentation: “Discourse markers in Cajun French and Cajun English – A case of mutual influence?”


Poznan, ISLE 4 Conference

  • Presentation: “How Discourse Markers enter Written Genres: A Case Study of 'well'”


Leipzig, European Summer University in Digital Humanities

Other Activities

Ville Platte Louisiana, 02.08.2017: KVPI 1050 AM

  • Guest Speaker on La Tasse de Café