Nathaniel Dziura

School of English

Research Student


I am in the fourth year of my PhD, exploring how attuned Polish-born speakers are to the different functions of morphosyntactic variants in British English, taking into account speakers' levels of involvement in British culture and their memberships to different social/cultural groups (eg. the LGBTQ+ community). I have experience with both experimental and qualitative methodologies, and I particularly enjoy data processing and visualisation.

  • MA: English Language and Linguistics, The University of Sheffield - 2019
  • BA: English Language and Linguistics, The University of Sheffield - 2017
Research interests
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Morphosyntax
  • Language acquisition
  • Acculturation
  • Multilingualism
Research group


  • Dr Emma Moore
  • Dr Robyn Orfitelli
  • White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities PhD Studentship - 2018-2022
  • John Roach Scholarship (Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship) - 2017
Teaching activities
  • Project supervisor: DLL Foundation Level ACE0349 Extended Projects - SPR 2021
  • Graduate teaching assistant: ELL221 Syntax - AUT 2019
Professional activities and memberships
  • Dziura (2021) ‘Morphosyntactic variation and identity in LGBTQ+ Polish-born speakers of British-English’, Poster at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 49, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dziura (2021) ‘Variation and acculturation: Language and identity in LGBTQ+ Polish migrants to England’, UCL SSEES Polish Studies Research Group annual conference: Polish Migration in the age of ‘staying at home’, University College London
  • Dziura, Vriesendorp, & Liu (2021) '“How to use the experiment builder GORILLA for linguistic research": Gorilla Behavioural Science Software showcase', LingLunch, University of Sheffield
  • Dziura (2019) '“Language Is Flexible but People Are Not”: Being Non-Binary in Polish vs English’, Poster at International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 10, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden
  • Dziura (2019) ‘Variation and Acculturation: Morphosyntax and Queer Polish Speakers of British English’, Lavender Languages and Linguistics (LavLang) 26, University of Gothenburg
  • Dziura (2019) ‘Morphosyntactic Variation in the L2 English of LGBTQ+ Polish Migrants in the UK’, Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics 3, University of Copenhagen
  • Dziura (2017) ‘‘Genderlect’ in a Spectrum: Language Used by Non-Binary People, Women, and Men’, Poster at Postgraduate Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY), University of York