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Research in Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR)

PROJECTIONS OF SELF research group

Projections of Self Image

We use a range of methods, including discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography and grammatical and phonetic analysis, to examine how language and visual culture relate to identity and reflect and mould attitudes in speech, writing and old and new public media.

We would welcome PhD applications in the following areas:

For details on how to apply for our Postgraduate research programmes, please click here.

The group is part of a £2m cross-institutional AHRC research project on Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities

Some recent publications from the PoS group

Language and dialect attitudes:

Durham: Bidialectalism or dialect death? Explaining generational change in the Shetland Islands, Scotland

New media communication:

Spilioti:Beyond genre: Closings and relational work in text-messaging. In C. Thurlow & K. Mroczek (eds) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media. New York & London: Oxford University Press. 

Graphic novel:

El Refaie: Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures


El Refaie: Cross-modal resonances in creative multimodal metaphors.

Visual representations of identity:

Ylanne: Representing ageing: Images and identities

Text construction:

Rock: Every link in the chain: The police interview as textual intersection.