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Terry McDonough

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

My research interests revolve specifically around three distinct domains: critical discourse analysis, Cognitive Linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. By extension, I am also interested in philosophy of language, evolutionary psychology and theory of mind. 

I am currently developing a neurocognitive framework for the analysis of discursive practice(s) with the aim of outlining the relationship between abstract forces, processes and agents in the proliferation of ideational belief systems.


I am a Lecturer in English Language at the University Centre at Blackburn College (UCBC) and was formerly an Associate Lecturer in Linguistics at Liverpool Hope University. I have taught extensively at undergraduate level since 2007. My current teaching commitments involve the delivery of modules on the BA (Hons) English Language and BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology degree programmes at UCBC, both of which are validated and awarded by Lancaster University. I am a Doctoral Researcher at LAEL at Lancaster University, where I am a member of the Language, Ideology and Power research group. In addition, I am a full member of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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