Academic staff by research and supervision areas

Dr Joe Bennett

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Research and supervision areas:

  • Language and politics
  • Language and social class
  • Ethically evaluative language
  • Ethical and political debates about language
  • Folk/lay ideas about language and communication

Dr Gareth Carrol

Dr Gareth Carrol

Lecturer in Psycholinguistics
Admissions Tutor for Undergraduate Programmes

Research and supervision areas:

  • Idioms and figurative language
  • Formulaic language
  • The mental lexicon
  • Second language learning/acquisition
  • Language impairment

Dr Anna Cermakova

Dr Anna Cermakova

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. Together with Professor Michaela Mahlberg, I work on GLARE [“Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective”], an EU-funded project which runs from September 2017 to August 2019.

Professor Ewa Dąbrowska

Professor Ewa Dąbrowska

Professor

My research interests include cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, the mental status of linguistic knowledge, and individual differences in linguistic knowledge.

Dr Matteo Fuoli

Dr Matteo Fuoli

Lecturer in Corpus-based Discourse Analysis

  • evaluation/stance/appraisal in discourse: how speakers and writers express emotions and opinions in discourse
  • corporate discourse: how companies use language to persuade and gain the trust of their audiences
  • experimental approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis: how to use experiments to test hypotheses based on qualitative CDA research
  • trust and legitimacy in discourse from a Critical ...

Dr Eva Maria Gomez-Jimenez

Dr Eva Maria Gomez-Jimenez

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Research and supervision areas:

  • Stylistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Graphology/Graphemics 

Dr Jason Grafmiller

Dr Jason Grafmiller

Lecturer in corpus-based sociolinguistics

I am a lecturer in corpus-based sociolinguistics in English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research focuses on the quantitative analysis of grammatical variation.

Professor Jack Grieve

Professor Jack Grieve

Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Dr Nicholas Groom

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Functional and usage-based theories of language
  • Phraseology

Dr Rachel Hatchard

Dr Rachel Hatchard

Teaching Fellow in English Language and Linguistics

Main research areas:

  • Language/ communication disorders, particularly aphasia
  • Constructivist, usage-based approaches to language
  • Whole-form processing of language
  • Different types of frequency effects on language processing

Professor Susan Hunston

Professor Susan Hunston

Professor of English Language

Research and supervision areas:

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Evaluative language
  • The lexis-grammar interface
  • Academic writing
  • The discourse of science

Dr Suganthi John

Dr Suganthi John

Senior Lecturer in English Language
Head of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Head of Internationalisation, EDACS

Research and supervision areas:

  • Academic discourse
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Writing for publication
  • Advanced academic literacy
  • Writer identity and theories of writing

 

Dr Karolina Kuberska

Dr Karolina Kuberska

Postdoctoral Fellow, ESRC Project “Death Before Birth”

Research areas:

  • Medical anthropology
  • Anthropology of emotions and affect
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Kinship
  • Memory-making

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Head of Research for ELAL
Director of Internationalisation (College of Arts and Law)

Research and supervision areas:

  • Metaphor
  • Metonymy
  • Cognitive Linguistic approaches to second language acquisition
  • The use of figurative language by learners of English

 

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Chair in Corpus Linguistics
Director, Centre for Corpus Research

Research and supervision areas:

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Charles Dickens
  • 19th century fiction
  • Discourse Analysis 

Dr Lee Oakley

Dr Lee Oakley

Teaching Fellow

Research areas:

  • Discourses of Health and Illness
  • Discourses of Gender and Sexuality
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis
  • Multimodal Theory

Dr Ruth Page

Dr Ruth Page

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
Student Experience Academic Lead for ELAL

Research and supervision areas:

  • Narrative analysis
  • Computer-mediated discourse analysis
  • Language and gender studies
  • Interactional sociolinguistics

Dr Amanda Patten

Dr Amanda Patten

Lecturer in Historical Linguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • Historical linguistics and language change
  • Construction grammar and the relationship between form and meaning
  • Information packaging constructions and other specialised linguistic patterns

Dr Florent Perek

Dr Florent Perek

Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • Construction grammar, cognitive linguistics
  • Quantitative corpus linguistics
  • Grammar, semantics, argument structure
  • Language change

Dr Paula Pérez-Sobrino

Dr Paula Pérez-Sobrino

Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow

Research areas:

  • Figurative language
  • Multimodality
  • Embodiment
  • Advertising
  • Music

Dr Marcus Perlman

Dr Marcus Perlman

Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

I am a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. My research examines iconicity in speech and gesture, with special interest in the evolution of human communication. I also study the gesturing and vocal behaviour of great apes.

Dr Adam Schembri

Dr Adam Schembri

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • British/Australian Sign Language
  • Sign language linguistics
  • Sociolinguistic variation and change
  • Gesture studies

Dr Petra Schoofs

Dr Petra Schoofs

Lecturer in TESOL

Research and supervision area:

  • TESOL related issues
  • Bilingualism
  • Multilingualism
  • Interference, language mixing phenomena (e.g. perceived incorrectness caused by other language influence in the language produced by bi- or multilinguals), code-switching
  • First language attrition

Dr Paul Thompson

Dr Paul Thompson

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Corpus Research
Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Research and supervision areas:

  • Disciplinary and genre variation in academic and other specialised discourses
  • Corpus-assisted discourse studies of society and the natural environment
  • Linguistic aspects of human-computer interaction
  • Applications of educational technologies in language learning
  • Uses of corpus resources and methodologies in learning about language

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Professor Michael Toolan

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor of English Language
Study Abroad Tutor for School of EDACS

Research and supervision areas:

  • Corpus-aided stylistics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Narratology
  • Literariness

Dr Sarah Turner

Dr Sarah Turner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ESRC Project “Death before Birth”
Teaching Fellow

Research areas:

  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Metaphor and metonymy
  • Figurative language use by non-native speakers
  • Figurative language in discourse

Dr Crayton Walker

Dr Crayton Walker

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • collocation and other phraseological aspects of English
  • corpus-based investigation of semantic prosody and semantic preference
  • corpus-based investigation of individual words and phrases
  • data driven learning and the pedagogic application of corpora
  • vocabulary and the teaching of vocabulary

Dr Bodo Winter

Dr Bodo Winter

Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics

Research and supervision areas:

  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Sound symbolism
  • Language evolution
  • Gesture
  • Politeness