Chris Ryder

Chris is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, where he also undertook his PhD, MRes and BA 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 research interests include forensic linguistics, phonetics and phonology, corpus linguistics, derivational morphology, artificial languages and humour.


Lockyer, S., Ryder, C., Jaworska, S., Benelam, B. & Jones, R. (2020). 'Developing a digital toolkit to enhance the communication of health claims: The Health Claims Unpacked project'. Nutrition Bulletin, 45 (4): 432-443.

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.

Funded by the European Union