- Sociolinguistics/sociophonetics of Portuguese, Galician, Spanish and English
- Socio-psychological/geolinguistic spaces: borders, borderlands, diaspora, islands
- Migrant identities: authenticity, belonging, in groups/out groups
- Migrant linguistic repertoires: insider vernaculars, performativity, appropriation, style-shifting
- Multilingualism, Superdiversity and Translanguaging
Current PhD Students
Following a BA Hons in Spanish, Portuguese and French with Linguistics, an MA in Language and Linguistics and a PG Diploma in International Relations in Rio de Janeiro as a Rotary International Scholar, Jaine completed her funded doctorate at the University of Bristol on the sociolinguistic and sociophonetic presence of the velar nasal in Galician. She was also research assistant on the Spanish CALL programme (1998-2000) and Spanish and Portuguese language tutor before joining the Department of Modern Languages at Southampton in 2001.
Jaine has held various significant posts in the department, including Programme Coordinator for Portuguese Studies (2003-2016), Chair of the Residence Abroad Committee (2010-2015), and Section Head for SPLAS (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies – 2015-2019). She was responsible for the establishment and direction of the MLL Camões Institute Portuguese Cultural Centre (2008-2017), and Faculty Panel Member for the South West and Wales AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (2018-2019).
Jaine is currently the Departmental UG Senior Tutor. She is a member of the Faculty Concordat Wellbeing and Family Policy working group and the Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Network as well as the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) Future of Human Communication (FHC) Centre of Excellence.
Jaine’s research interests are primarily sociolinguistic, with specific reference to the complexities of language, identity and belonging in diasporic, multilingual spaces.