Background and activities

MA (Oxon), MPhil PhD (Cantab), CELTA, DELTA

Research interests

I work within the fields of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics, focusing particularly on code-switching, discourse analysis, theoretical dialectology, and the use of English in its global contexts. My recent projects include editing a special journal edition on “Code-switching in Literature” and co-writing a textbook on “Global English” for videregående students.

I am committed to linguistic research with social relevance. To this end, I am currently collaborating with Cambridge University on a project examining how effective communication is within the undergraduate admissions interview. I work closely with colleagues in Språklig kommunikasjon and other NTNU departments in developing this and other projects.


I am from London, though I grew up partly in Hong Kong, and I have also lived in Spain. I have a BA in English from Oxford University, and an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from Cambridge University. I am a qualified EFL teacher and teacher trainer, and have worked as a lecturer in various universities across the South East of England.

I moved to Trondheim in 2012.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Weston, Daniel. (2009) Code choice in Peninsular Societies. 2009.


  • Weston, Daniel. (2015) A comparison of how Norwegians and Hong Kong people code-switch into English. Sociolinguistics of Globalization . School of English, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong. 2015-06-03 - 2015-06-06.
  • Weston, Daniel. (2014) Code-switching variation in Hong Kong. Indexicality and identity. Linguistic Identities Conference (CUP, BAAL) . Anglia Ruskin University; Cambridge,. 2014-06-26 - 2014-06-27.
  • Weston, Daniel; Gardner-Chloros, Penelope. (2013) Multilingualism in Literature. Code-switching in Literature . Penelope Gardner-Chloros, Daniel Weston; Birkbeck, University of London. 2013-07-05 - 2013-07-05.
  • Weston, Daniel. (2011) The evolution of the Gibraltar speech community. The 5th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics . Limerick University; Limerick. 2011-07-08 - 2011-07-10.
  • Weston, Daniel. (2008) Language shift in Gibraltar. International Association of World Englishes (IAWE) . City University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong. 2008-12-01 - 2008-12-05.