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Zainah Alshahrani

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Zainah is a PhD student in Language and Communication Research. She holds  BA in English Language and Literature. She has received MA in Linguistics from King Abdulaziz University/ Saudi Arabia and MA in Language and Communication Research from Cardiff University. In her current project, she is working on gender representation in media discourse.

Conferences

2017

CLCR PGR Conference 2017

Saudi Women's Representations in BBC and Arab News: A Corpus-informed Critical Discourse Analysis

Cardiff university

PARLAY 2017 

Saudi Women's Representations in BBC and Arab News: A Corpus-informed Critical Discourse Analysis

University of York

2018

Breaking Boundaries Conference 2018

Women Identity in BBC News: A Corpus-assisted Critical Case Study

Interdisciplinary research/ Cardiff University

CLCR PGR Conferene 2018

Towards An Intersectional Approach to Saudi Females Identity in BBC News Discourse: A Corpus-assisted Critical Study

Cardiff University  

CADS Conference 2018

An Intersectional Approach to 'Saudi Women' Identity in BBC News Discourse: A Corpus-assisted Critical Study

Lancaster University  

Diddordebau ymchwil

In general, my main interest is in language in use (pragmatics) in spoken as well as written discourse, and in the lexico-structural analysis of written language.

In terms of topics, I am intersested in gender representation in discourse, identity construction, media discourse, figurative language and discursive socio-cultural change.

As for methodology, I am interseted in mixing methods, in particular combining (critical) discourse analysis with corpus linguistics, and employing an interdisciplinary approach to analysis.

Dysgu

At my home university KAU/KSA, I have undertaken teaching the following modules: 

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

English Grammar and Syntax

Translation of English/Arabic Texts

English language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Traethawd ymchwil

Saudi Women's Identity in BBC News Discourse: A Corpus-assisted Critical Study

The study explores the identity of Saudi women in BBC news discourse employing an intersectional approach. The data is composed of articles and images generated from the BBC website, reporting on Saudi women within a period of ten years. A combination of approaches selected from critical discourse analysis and some methods of corpus linguistics are employed as a methodological framework to explore the identity from different social dimensions investigating how the theory of intersectionality can best frame the identity of women of an ethnic group within a 'different' context.   

Virpi Ylanne

Dr Virpi Ylänne

Senior Lecturer