Programme 2016-17



Mon 30th January
4pm, County South C89
Chris Hart (Lancaster University)
‘Protests Engulfed the City’: An experimental approach to the legitimating functions of fire metaphors in discourse on protest
Thurs 16th February
4pm, County South B89
Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University)
Working with a character: Readers, empathy, and implicit knowledge
Mon 27th  February
4pm, County South C89
Greg Myers (Lancaster University)
Stories and stance in research interviews: Closings, interpretations, and reorientationsJohnny Unger and George Green (Lancaster University)
“Telling” the future: The discursive construction of national identity in creative writing
Mon 13th March
4pm, County South C89
Elisabeth Reber (University of Wuerzburg)
Evidential practices in Prime Minister’s Questions
Tues 2nd May
4pm, County South B89
Steve Oswald (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Mon 15th May
4pm, County South C89
Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
Metaphor and narrative in the experience of illness
Mon 12th June
4pm, County South B89
Ben Rutter (Sheffield University)
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24th October
4pm, County South B89
Matteo Fuoli (Lund University)
Analyzing corporate trust-repair discourse using corpus and experimental techniques
7th November
4pm, County South B89
Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)
‘You are managing the conversation’: Language awareness in consulting, communications and campaigning
21st November
4pm, County South B89
Sam Kirkham (Lancaster University)
Constructing multiculturalism at school: negotiating tensions in talk about ethnic diversity
9th December
4pm, County South B89
Zohar Kampf (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Public speech acts: The cases of congratulating, greeting, and wishing well in political discourse