M. (Morana) Lukač

  • PhD student

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2125
E-Mail: m.lukac@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL T&C van Afrika
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 4
2311 BX Leiden


My research focuses on the analysis of media discussions regarding English language use and the concept of Standard English. Through a corpus-based approach I compare the perceptions of language use with the data from natural language production, i.e. from large-scale representative corpora. The primary foci of my study are the change in what are considered to be linguistic authorities and the transformation of usage advice with the introduction of new media. I am a member of the research project Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivist and the general public led by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade.

Teaching Activities:


  • Corpus linguistics
  • Public Speaking
  • Morphology
  • Lexicology and Lexicography
  • English as a Foreign Language


Forthcoming, 2015. From usage guides to Wikipedia. Re-contextualising the discourse on language use. In Marina Bondi, Silvia Cacchiani, Davide Mazzi (eds), Discourse In and Through the Media. Recontextualizing and Reconceptualzing Expert Discourse. Cambridge Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Lukač, M. and V. Pavičić Takač. 2013. How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays. Jezikoslovlje 14(2—3). 385—402.

Last Modified: 11-12-2015