Survey Seminar Series Autumn 2017

The Survey of English Usage organises a number of seminars each year for staff and students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and beyond. They are generously sponsored by the English Department.

The following research seminars took place during the Autumn term.

Both seminars were in Foster Court 239.

Thursday 16 November, 4.15pm, Foster Court 239

  Chloe Harrison (Coventry)
Action chains, grounding and 'narrative urgency' in Enduring Love

Biographical info: Chloe Harrison is a Lecturer in Stylistics at Coventry University. Her research interests include Cognitive Grammar for stylistic application, cognitive poetics, reader response and contemporary and postmodern fiction. Her monograph Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fiction (2017) has recently been published with John Benjamins, and she is currently writing a textbook on Cognitive Grammar with Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University). Alongside other projects, Chloe is also collaborating on an empirical reader response study of re-reading with Dr Louise Nuttall (University of Huddersfield).

Writing an abstract for this talk is a MAEL Research Methods Assignment.

Tuesday 12 December 4.30pm, Foster Court 239

Sylvia Shaw (Westminster)
Representing political speech in writing - from Official Reports to linguistic transcripts

Biographical info: Sylvia Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Westminster University. She is a sociolinguist who conducts research in the field of language and gender, and is particularly interested in language, gender and politics. Her work has included research projects in the House of Commons and an ESRC funded project investigating gender, language and participation in the devolved political institutions of the UK. Recently, she published research on mediatised political discourse (particularly televised political debates and political interviews), including analyses of the language of political leaders in the 2015 UK General Election. Currently she is writing a monograph entitled 'Women, Language and Politics' for Cambridge University Press.

Writing an abstract for this talk is a MAEL Research Methods Assignment.

All welcome! Drinks afterwards.

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