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Fransina Stradling

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Fransina Stradling

BA (University College Roosevelt, Netherlands) MA (University of Huddersfield)

Research Assistant


Fransina joined the university in March 2018 as an administrative assistant on the AHRC-funded research project Hansard at Huddersfield. The role was impact-focussed and involved eliciting feedback on the project from collaborators who share a professional interest in Hansard in order to develop a resource that meets real world needs. In March 2019 she took on the role of research assistant for the same project, with particular responsibility for the promotion of corpus linguistic methods for professional use using the Hansard at Huddersfield search tool.

Fransina is also a part-time PhD student at the university researching narrative empathy from a Cognitive Grammar perspective. She gained her BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (majors: linguistics, literature, art history and Spanish) from University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, the Netherlands. She decided to focus on linguistics afterwards, and obtained her MA in English Language and Applied Linguistics from the University of Huddersfield in 2017. 

Fransina organises the Huddersfield Linguistics Research Seminar Series.


Fransina worked as a student assistant on the NWO-funded project “Uses of Literary Narrative Fiction in Social Contexts: Changes in Self and Social Perceptions” during August 2016 and April-August 2017 for Dr. Olivia Fialho at Utrecht University.

Since 2016 Fransina has been a collaborator on the Huddersfield-Utrecht-Middelburg Corpus, a (reference) corpus of 19th-century fiction. 



  • 2017: University of Huddersfield, Chancellor’s Prize Winner (MA)


  • Member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA)

  • Member of the Philological Society


  • 2019: PALA Student Bursary for PALA 2019

  • 2018: University of Huddersfield, PhD Fee Waiver Scholarship

Conference presentations

Burke, M., De Jager, F., McIntyre, D., Land, E., Price. H. & Walker, B. (2017). ‘The HUM Fiction Corpus: construction and trialling’, Paper presented at IALS 2017, University of Huddersfield, 10-12 April.

Burke, M., De Jager, F., McIntyre, D., Land, E., Price. H. & Walker, B. (2016). ‘The HUM110 Corpus: A new tool for enhancing the methodological reliability of corpus stylistic studies’, Paper presented at PALA 2016, University of Cagliari, 27-30 July.