Anne-Christine Gardner is a senior researcher at the University of Lausanne in the SNSF-funded research project “The Language of the Labouring Poor in Late Modern England”. Her research interests include qualitative and quantitative approaches to (historical) sociolinguistics, dialectology and word-formation, with a focus on the uncovering of unheard voices, speaker choice and identity construction in the past. Her publications include a monograph on Derivation in Middle English. Regional and Text Type Variation (2014), articles on lexical change in Old and Middle English, as well as articles on self-corrections and identity construction in Late Modern English handwritten ego-documents.