Dr Lefteris Kailoglou


Senior Lecturer in English Language.

English Media and Culture

Contact Details

email: e.kailoglou@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855296

Dr Lefteris Kailoglou is the Course Leader for English Language. He has been working at the University of Worcester from 2011, and previously taught at the University of Essex and University of Sussex.

Lefteris currently teaches:

ELAN1006 Foundations of sociolinguistics
ELAN2000 Approaches to Language
ELAN2009 Researching Language Variation
ELAN3004 World Englishes
ELAN3010 Language Style and Identity

Lefteris has also been supervising a number of dissertations on sociolinguistic variation in Worcester as well as topics on language and identity. He has also been involved in the establishment of the Worcester dialect archive which is located within the Institute.

Teaching &Research

The focus of Lefteris's research is on the relation between language and subculture and how different groups of people construct their identity using specific stylistic features. It is inter-disciplinary in nature, drawing on ideas and theories from cultural studies, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology and social theory in order to understand sociolinguistic variation.

His current project is regarding a sociologically oriented critique of sociolinguistic methodology.

Professional Bodies

Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB)



Kailoglou, L. 2014 "Subculture and originality"; in Breyer, T, Lacoste, V. and Leimgruber, J. (eds.), Indexing Authenticity: Perspectives from Linguistics and Anthropology. To appear in Linguae & Litterae series, de Gruyter (peer reviewed).