Teaching and Supervision

At Lancaster University I teach Masters courses in Critical Discourse Analysis (as part of the MA in Discourse Studies) and Cognitive Linguistics.  I also teach Language Evolution at undergraduate level.

At doctoral level, I am happy to receive proposals for research projects in any area combining critical discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics but would especially welcome proposals which, from this perspective, address the following:

  • The conceptual and ideological import of grammatical constructions
  • Metaphor, including visual metaphor in political/media discourse
  • The use/development of experimental methods in critical discourse analysis
  • Event-structure in political/media discourse
  • Modality, evidentiality and axiological evaluation in political/media discourse
  • Visuo-spatial properties of conceptualisation and their ideological function in political/media discourse
  • The mapping between meaning elements in language and image
  • Semantic annotation in linguistic and visual data

To see what my current students are working on click here.