Dr. Jack Grieve is a professor at the University of Birmingham's Department of English Language and Linguistics, where he works as a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics. Before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2017, he held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Leuven and a Lecturership in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University. In his research, he focusses on understanding language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.
His main research interests are in corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. He is especially interested in grammatical and lexical variation in the English language across time, space and communicative context. I also develop methods for quantitative linguistic analysis and authorship attribution.
He also consults on casework as a forensic linguist, and is on the editorial boards of the open access journal Frontiers in Digital Humanities and the open access book series Language Variation published by Language Science Press.