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Dr Gavin Brookes

Senior Research Associate

Gavin Brookes

County South



Research overview

I am a Corpus Linguist and Discourse Analyst with a particular interest in health communication. 

I am Associate Editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins).

I am Co-Editor of the Corpus and Discourse book series (Bloomsbury, with Michaela Mahlberg).

I am a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Advisory Board.

I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).

I am the Convenor of BAAL's Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group.

I serve on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Applied Corpus Linguistics, Research in Corpus Linguistics, Qualitative Health Communication, and Languages, Texts and Society.


PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects addressing the topics of corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse studies, multimodality, health communication, or a combination of these. Current PhD students: Qin Fan: The Legitimization of Global Fast-fashion Retailers in Web-based Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse; Kevin Gerigk: Representation of Authenticity of Spoken Language in EFL Coursebooks in Germany: A Corpus- and SFL-Informed Analysis; Jason Li: A corpus-based study of audiovisual translation in a courtroom drama series: Exploring strategies for translating legal language from English to Chinese subtitles.

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