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Dr Charlotte Taylor

Post:Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics (English)
Location:ARTS B B245

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873173
International:+44 1273 873173

Research expertise:
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I started my academic life in literature (Warwick) and then moved into linguistics (Sheffield Hallam, Lancaster). Prior to Sussex I held academic posts at the University of Portsmouth (Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics) and the University of Siena, Italy (Research Fellow in English Language and Linguistics; Teaching Fellow in English Language).

I am Editor of CADAAD Journal (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines) and lead organiser of the Corpora and Discourse International Conference 2020.



Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics in the School of English


PhD supervision

I would be interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, (critical) discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.

In particular, I would welcome proposals on:

  • discourses of migration (including 'emigration' and 'immigration', self-representation, and comparative analyses)
  • discourse studies of populism
  • representation of gender and sexuality
  • diachronic/historical discourse studies of media/political representation
  • the role of language in 'othering'
  • absence and silence in discourse
  • im/politeness mismatch, e.g. investigations of sarcasm or patronising behaviours
  • impoliteness and culture
  • metalanguage of impoliteness
  • impoliteness/verbal aggression in institutional and political discourse