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The nominal group in British Sign Language: A preliminary description (2022)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. A. (2022). The nominal group in British Sign Language: A preliminary description. Word, 68(2), 83-108. https://doi.org/10.1080/00437956.2021.2024351

Research investigating British Sign Language (BSL)–and sign languages more generally–from systemic functional perspectives is gradually increasing but remains nascent overall. The current paper offers a step towards a steadily growing set of function... Read More about The nominal group in British Sign Language: A preliminary description.

Separated by a common language of assessment? Undertaking a linguistic analysis of assessment documentation (2021)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., & Rudge, L. (2021, December). Separated by a common language of assessment? Undertaking a linguistic analysis of assessment documentation. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, Online

Assessment and feedback are a key part of the student experience in higher education. Despite advances in practice in recent years, universities still frequency receive low student satisfaction scores in this area. Reasons for this may include discre... Read More about Separated by a common language of assessment? Undertaking a linguistic analysis of assessment documentation.

Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language (2020)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. A. (2020). Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language. Word, 66(2), 98-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/00437956.2020.1751974

A central tenet of systemic functional theory is the rank scale: an ordered representation of the part-whole relationships of units within semiotic systems. Linguists have schematised the rank scales for the lexicogrammars of English, French, Spanish... Read More about Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language.

Continuing the contradictions: A multimodal investigation into the front covers of real-life magazines (2019)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. A. (2019). Continuing the contradictions: A multimodal investigation into the front covers of real-life magazines. Journal of Magazine Media, 19(1), 17-43. https://doi.org/10.1353/jmm.2019.0003

Studies analysing women’s magazines note contradiction as a common theme, whether it be the content of the magazines and the ideological values presented therein, or at broader, political levels. This paper empirically investigates to what extent con... Read More about Continuing the contradictions: A multimodal investigation into the front covers of real-life magazines.

“I cut it and I… well now what?”: (Un)collaborative language in timed puzzle games (2019)
Book Chapter
Rudge, L. A. (2019). “I cut it and I… well now what?”: (Un)collaborative language in timed puzzle games. In A. Ennslin, & I. Balteiro (Eds.), Approaches to Videogame Discourse: Lexis, Interaction, Textuality (178-200). Bloomsbury Publishing

Language, in its production and reception, allows us to perform collaborative tasks. These tasks may involve language solely, such as the sentencing of a criminal by a judge, or by using language alongside physical actions. In the world of video gami... Read More about “I cut it and I… well now what?”: (Un)collaborative language in timed puzzle games.

Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics (2018)
Thesis
Rudge, L. A. Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/863200

Approaches to understanding language via Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) have resulted in a compendium of literature focussing on language as a ‘social semiotic.’ One such area of this literature comprises systemic functional grammars: descript... Read More about Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics.

Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users (2015)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. (2015). Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users. Functional Linguistics, 2(11), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40554-015-0023-8

This paper seeks to understand linguistic formality through the identification and measurement of contextual features. Using an adapted sociometric methodology to combine systemic functional linguistics and sign linguistics, a survey identifies the e... Read More about Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users.