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Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism (2020)
Book
Mullany, L. (Ed.). (in press). Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism. London: Palgrave Macmillan

This edited book presents contemporary empirical research investigating the use of language in professional settings, drawing on the contributions of a set of internationally-renowned authors. The book takes a critical approach to understanding profe... Read More about Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism.

‘Off to the best start’? a multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse (2016)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2016). ‘Off to the best start’? a multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse. Gender and Language, 10(3), doi:10.1558/genl.v10i3.32035

This study critically examines the multimodal discourses of baby feeding practices in contemporary health promotion in the UK. Comparing two parallel texts from the ongoing Start4life campaign (one dedicated to breastfeeding, the other to bottle/form... Read More about ‘Off to the best start’? a multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse.

‘Am I anorexic?’ Weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication (2016)
Journal Article
Mullany, L., Smith, C., Harvey, K., & Adolphs, S. (2016). ‘Am I anorexic?’ Weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication. Communication and Medicine, 12(2-3), 211-223. https://doi.org/10.1558/cam.16692

This article explores the communicative choices of adolescents seeking advice from an internet-based health forum run by medical professionals. Techniques from the disciplines of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics are integrated to examine the s... Read More about ‘Am I anorexic?’ Weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication.

Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, C., Adolphs, S., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2014). Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora, 9(2), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0055

The abundance of language data that is now available in digital form, and the rise of distinct language varieties that are used for digital communication, means that issues of non-standard spellings and spelling errors are, in future, likely to becom... Read More about Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus.