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Dr Claire Hardaker

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics

Claire Hardaker

County South



Tel: +44 1524 593212

Research overview

I primarily research aggression, deception, and manipulation in computer-mediated communication (CMC), including phenomena such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming. I tend to take a forensic linguistic approach, based on a corpus linguistic methodology, but due to the multidisciplinary nature of my research, I also inevitably branch out into areas such as psychology, law, and computer science.

PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD students undertaking projects that use corpus approaches to investigate forensic linguistic questions, particularly in the area of pragmatics, but also more generally in the area of discourse analysis. I especially welcome projects that focus on aggression, deception, and/or manipulation.

Additional Information

Follow me on Twitter: DrClaireH.

External Roles

External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University (2013-2017)

External programme validator, Manchester Metropolitan University (2015)

Research Grants

Hardaker, Claire (CI). Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS). Five year project (Mar 2013-Mar 2018) funded by the ESRC (£2,905,955.43). Reference: ES/K002155/1
Hardaker, Claire (CI). Two year project (Oct 2015-Oct 2017) funded by HMG (£1,222,479.00). Further details to be confirmed.
Hardaker, Claire (CI). Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the EC. Eighteen month project (Dec 2015-Jun 2017) funded by the European Commission (€40,000). Reference: Ares(2015)4093024 – HOME/2014/ISFP/THBX/PR/0052
Hardaker, Claire (PI). Twitter Rape Threats and the Discourse of Online Misogyny.Eighteen month project (Dec 2013-May 2014) funded by the ESRC(£151,650.92). Reference: ES/L008874/1

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