Chris Ryder

Chris Ryder is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, where he recently completed his PhD studies. He has previously worked on a number of projects on behalf of multinational companies, examining the role of language in the marketing and communication of specific products to the public. His other research interests include forensic linguistics, derivational morphology, artificial languages and humour.


Laws, J.V. & Ryder, C. (2018). 'Register variation in spoken British English: The case of verb-forming suffixation'. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 23 (1): 1-27

Laws, J.V., Ryder, C. & Jaworska, S. (2017). 'A diachronic study into the effects of age and gender on the usage patterns of verb-forming suffixation in spoken British English'. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22 (3): 375-402.

Setter, J., Ryder, C. & Mok, P. (2015). 'Phonology in new varieties of English: Hong Kong English diphthongs'. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow.

Laws, J.V. & Ryder, C. (2014). MorphoQuantics.

Laws, J.V. & Ryder, C. (2014). 'Getting the measure of derivational morphology in adult speech: A corpus analysis using MorphoQuantics'. Language Studies Working Papers: University of Reading 6: 3-17. Available here.

Setter, J., Sewell, A. & Ryder, C. (2014). 'The Hong Kong English accent: Judgements by listeners in Britain'. Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics 5: 650-666.

This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.