Kate Lyons

 Kate Lyons

Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Office: 2017 Foreign Languages Bldg.
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Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics of Social Media
  • Linguistic Landscapes
  • Sociolinguistics of Globalization
  • Language and Ideology

Research Description

Central Research Interests: Sociolinguistics of Globalization; Linguistic Landscapes (New Delhi, India); Language use on social media; Bilingual Creativity; Language and Identity

Languages of study: Hindi; Hinglish; Indian English


  • B.A. South and Southeast Asian Studies - University of California Berkeley (2012)
  • M.A. Linguistics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

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  • Our own graduate student, Kate Lyons, has contributed a tool instrumental to the success of a new endeavor which sheds some light on use of Emoji surrounding the current trend of #MeToo.