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Sam Oliver

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Sam Oliver

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

My PhD project is on (im)politeness metalanguage in a corpus of Shakespeare’s plays.

My main interests are in (im)politeness, metapragmatics and metapragmatic discourse, and metaphors of communication. I'm especially interested in how talk about behaviour can be used to control behaviour, and how talk about language can be used to control language use.

I also have interests in interjections/pragmatic noise, metaphors, etymology and language change, corpus-based methods, and the broad areas of pragmatics, stylistics, historical linguistics, and corpus linguistics.

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Current Teaching

LING 210 - Stylistics

  • Published

    Pragmatic noise in Shakespeare's plays

    Culpeper, J. & Oliver, S., 30/11/2020, Voices past and present - Studies of involved, speech-related and spoken texts: In honor of Merja Kytö. Jonsson, E. & Larsson, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 12-29 18 p. (Studies in Corpus Linguistics; vol. 97).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

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