Dr Amanda Potts
I am a Lecturer in Public and Professional Discourse.
My specialism is in corpus-based critical discourse analysis of texts and topics in public and professional communication, most recently: media discourse, medical communication, and language of the law.
I am additionally interested in:
- metaphor analysis
- analysis of culture
- representations of identity
- discourse communities in social media
- investigation of discriminatory discourses
I am a member of the Centre for Language and Communication Research.
Education and qualifications
- 2014 - 2015: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practices, Lancaster University, UK
- 2010 - 2013: Ph.D. Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK
- 2008 - 2009: Master of Applied Linguistics (with merit), Sydney University, Australia
- 2005 - 2007: Bachelor of Arts: Humanistic Studies in Literature (summa cum laude), Adelphi University, USA
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy
- Member, International Gender and Language Association
- Member, Law and Society Association
Previous academic positions
- Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
- Visiting Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University
Cardiff University committees
- Education Committee, School of English, Communication and Philosophy
- Outreach and Widening Access Committee, School of English, Communication and Philosophy
- 2016 - 2020: Board of Studies (as external examiner), Birmingham University
I currently teach on three undergraduate modules:
- Introduction to Media Communication
- Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
I also teach on two postgraduate modules:
- Research Foundations
- Project in Forensic Linguistics
In previous years, I have taught Forensic Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics 2, and Lifespan Communication at Cardiff University, in addition to various undergraduate modules (Corpus-based English Language Studies; Discourse Analysis; Introduction to English Language; Language and Style) and postgraduate modules (Research Methods; Corpus Linguistics) at Lancaster University.