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Professor Alison Sealey

Professor

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594014

Research overview

My research is concerned with the interaction between structured social relations, people’s goals and interests, and the part played by discursive patterns in sustaining or challenging these. I often use corpus-assisted approaches to discourse analysis, and work with researchers in other disciplines to explore the potential of these methods beyond applied linguistics.

I am the co-investigator on a project that is researching the discursive representation of animals (http://animaldiscourse.wordpress.com/). This interest arises from a more general concern with the links between language use and social relationships and processes.

I am also collaborating with a political scientist on research into parliamentary language.

PhD supervision

My research is concerned with the interaction between structured social relations, people’s goals and interests, and the part played by discursive patterns in sustaining or challenging these. I welcome applications that propose to explore such relationships, including those using corpus-assisted approaches. Currently, I am the co-investigator on a project that is researching the discursive representation of animals (see http://animaldiscourse.wordpress.com/), and supervising two PhD students working on related topics, and would be interested in further proposals in this area. My interest in how people talk and write about non-human animals arises from a more general concern with the links between language use and social relationships and processes. I am also collaborating with a political scientist on research into parliamentary language, and would welcome PhD proposals in related areas.

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