Individual Research Specialisms


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Dr Frederick Blumberg: Early modern literature, rhetoric, poetics, concepts of discursive transgression (e.g. heresy and obscenity).
Dr Brook Bolander: sociolinguistics of globalisation, sociolinguistics and social theory, World Englishes, language and religion, English in South and Central Asia, computer-mediated communication.
Dr Katherine Chen: Sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language ideologies, sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism, language and identity, ethnography, sociolinguistic documentary films.
Dr Wendy Gan: British middlebrow women's writing from the early twentieth century, female modernist writers, representations of the East in middlebrow writing.
Dr Otto Heim:
Postcolonial literature, Pacific writing, island studies, literary and cultural theory.
Professor Christopher Hutton: language and politics, sociolinguistics, language and law, history of linguistics.

Professor Adam Jaworski: Sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, language and globalization, language and art, visual and nonverbal communication.
Professor Julia Kuehn: Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, with particular focus on the realist novel, travel literature, popular writing, gender, empire and Anglo-German relations.
Dr Janny Leung: Cognitive approaches to meaning and conceptual organisation; implicit learning of language; language and the law; legal bilingualism and multilingualism; language politics; legal and political communication.
Dr Lisa Lim: World Englishes, Asian Englishes, postcolonial Englishes, sociolinguistics, phonetics, prosody, multilingualism, language maintenance, shift, endangerment and revitalisation.
Dr Dirk Noël: Cognitive-functional linguistics, grammaticalization, diachronic construction grammar, clausal complementation in English, Dutch-French-English contrastive verb valency, evidentiality, modality in World Englishes.
Dr Adrian Pablé: Integrationism, philosophy of mind/language, history of linguistics.
Dr Page Richards: American literature, poetry, creative writing, drama, studies in life-writing, and theatre practices.

Dr Jessica Valdez: Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, the novel, popular literature, literary theory.
Dr Olga Zayts: discourse analysis, (interactional) pragmatics, conversation analysis, intercultural communication, professional communication (in particular, in healthcare and business contexts), politeness, identity, leadership


Last updated: 10 April 2017