Based in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, DisTex brings together researchers interested in the way meaning is made in different contexts, modes and genres of communication.  Adopting and developing a broad range of theoretical and methodological perspectives to investigate the social, historical, cognitive and situated-interactional dimensions of meaning in different communicative settings, our research falls within various fields of text/discourse analysis, including critical discourse analysis, health communication and pragmatics.

DisTex is a large research cluster representing a diverse and long-standing tradition of research at Lancaster University investigating language use in various social domains and communicative activity-types.