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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).



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 'imigration', 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