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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. Œconomia, 19(1),

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

“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, 178-200. Bloomsbury

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

The meaning of names: A response in defence of The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP) addressed to Van Langendonck, Anderson, Colman and McClure (2019)
Journal Article
Coates, R. (in press). The meaning of names: A response in defence of The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP) addressed to Van Langendonck, Anderson, Colman and McClure

In a number of interrelated articles, I have presented some ideas about the nature of proper names, and specifically about their meaning. A central concept of these papers has been subjected to criticism, I believe inappropriately, by several scholar... Read More

Lexical selection and archaisms in three English translations of the Sūrat Yūsuf (the Chapter of Joseph): A comparative linguistic and empirical investigation (2019)
Thesis
Musleh, B. Lexical selection and archaisms in three English translations of the Sūrat Yūsuf (the Chapter of Joseph): A comparative linguistic and empirical investigation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/852192

The overarching aim of this thesis is to investigate readers’ perceptions of the understandability of three translations of the Qur’an. Despite a long debate among translation theorists as to whether translations should be word-for-word or sense-for... Read More

Apologies in French and English: An insight into conventionalisation and im/politeness (2019)
Journal Article
Beeching, K. (2019). Apologies in French and English: An insight into conventionalisation and im/politeness. Journal of Pragmatics, 142, 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2019.01.014

This paper argues that a cross-linguistic study of the lexical semantics of terms used to apologise in English and French can shed light on the conventionalisation of (mock) politeness. Despite the long historical interdependence between the two lang... Read More

Each p[ɚ]son does it th[ɛː] way: Rhoticity variation and the community grammar (2019)
Journal Article
Blaxter, T., Beeching, K., Coates, R., Murphy, J., & Robinson, E. (2019). Each p[ɚ]son does it th[ɛː] way: Rhoticity variation and the community grammar. Language Variation and Change, 31, 1-37

This paper examines individual differences in constraints on linguistic variation in light of Labov’s (2007) proposal that adult change (diffusion) disrupts systems of constraints and Tamminga, MacKenzie, and Embick’s (2016) typology of constraints.... Read More

Elite multilingualism. Discourses, practices, and debates (2019)
Journal Article
Barakos, E., & Selleck, C. (2019). Elite multilingualism. Discourses, practices, and debates. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2018.1543691

Yasser is taking an advanced English course, but not for the kinds of teaching, administrative or manual work that dominates research into language learning. Yasser is an international lawyer; for him, language is a key conduit to elite professional... Read More

Meaningfulness in literary naming within the framework of The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP) (2018)
Journal Article
Coates, R. (2018). Meaningfulness in literary naming within the framework of The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP)

This paper develops ideas originally floated in the Journal of Literary Onomastics 4 (2015) particularly concerning the genesis of “meaningful” or “cratylic” names for characters, so-called “sprechende/redende Namen”. I argue that literary naming fal... Read More

Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources (2018)
Journal Article
Selleck, C. (in press). Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources. Language, Culture and Curriculum,

A growing body of literature has addressed the phenomenon of superdiversity (see Blommaert 2011) to account for the linguistic, socio-political, cultural and economic complexities, mobilities, flows, uncertainties and unpredictabilities of the curren... Read More

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

Metaphor in media discourse: Representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans' in American and Arab news media (2018)
Thesis
Kort, S. (in press). Metaphor in media discourse: Representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans' in American and Arab news media. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/883748

The present study explores the representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans’ in American and in Arab news media discourse between 2001 and 2011 through an evaluation of the metaphors used to describe each group. The study chiefly argues that metaphors i... Read More

Metacommenting in English and French: A variational pragmatics approach (2018)
Book Chapter
Beeching, K. (2018). Metacommenting in English and French: A variational pragmatics approach. In K. Beeching, C. Ghezzi, & P. Molinelli (Eds.), Positioning the Self and Others, 127-153. John Benjamins Publishing Company

Metacommenters allow speakers to take some distance from a particular lexical selection, or enter into a negotiation with their interlocutors. A variational pragmatics approach is taken to the investigation of metacommenting in English and French, i... Read More

Introduction (2018)
Book Chapter
Beeching, K., Ghezzi, C., & Molinelli, P. (2018). Introduction. In K. Beeching, C. Ghezzi, & P. Molinelli (Eds.), Positioning the Self and Others, 1-18. John Benjamins Publishing Company

This volume brings together contributions inspired by discussions that took place during the Panel “Positioning the self and others: Linguistic traces” which was held at the 14th IPrA Conference in Antwerp, 26–31 July 2015. Though much work has been... Read More

Positioning the Self and Others (2018)
Book
Kate, B., Ghezzi, C., & Molinelli, P. (2018). K. Beeching, C. Ghezzi, & P. Molinelli (Eds.), Positioning the Self and Others. John Benjamins Publishing Company

Though positioning has been addressed in social psychology and in identity construction, less attention has been paid to the specific linguistic markers which are drawn upon in discourse to position the self and other(s). This volume focusses on addr... Read More

I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (Non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness (2018)
Journal Article
Murphy, J. (2019). I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (Non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness. Journal of Pragmatics, 142, 223-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.05.014

I report on a study into how native British English speakers (N=78) respond to various instances of I’m sorry played to them in an experimental setting. The test items vary in terms of what the speaker is ‘sorry’ for, but are controlled such that th... Read More

Phonological awareness and word reading development in Acehnese-Indonesian bilinguals learning English as a third language (2018)
Thesis
Irnanda, S. Phonological awareness and word reading development in Acehnese-Indonesian bilinguals learning English as a third language. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/869379

This study investigates the phonological awareness and multi-literacy acquisitions of Indonesian-speaking children with a varied level of Acehnese spoken language experience. The study specifically looks for the possibility of metalinguistic awarenes... Read More

Re-examining the effects of word writing on vocabulary learning (2018)
Journal Article
Webb, S., & Piasecki, A. (2018). Re-examining the effects of word writing on vocabulary learning. ITL, 169(1), 72-94. https://doi.org/10.1075/itl.00007.web

This study investigated the effects of word writing on vocabulary learning by comparing three conditions in which there was (a) limited time to write words, (b) unlimited time to write words, and (c) a non-writing word-picture pairs comparison. Non-n... Read More

Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses (2018)
Book Chapter
Murphy, J. (2018). Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses. In M. M. Hansen, & R. Márquez Reiter (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse, 91-113. John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/bct.96.04mur

This paper discusses apologies made by politicians at a recent UK public inquiry, the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. I use the freely available data from the Inquiry to explore how politicians apologise in this i... Read More