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Ultraviolet (2016)
Journal Article
Legendre, T. (2016). Ultraviolet

‘Good mums don’t, apparently, wear make-up’: negotiating discourses of gendered parenthood in Mumsnet Talk (2016)
Journal Article
Mackenzie, J. (2018). ‘Good mums don’t, apparently, wear make-up’: negotiating discourses of gendered parenthood in Mumsnet Talk. Gender and Language, 12(1), 114-135. doi:10.1558/genl.31062

This article explores the discourses and related subject positions that are negotiated by contributors to the discussion forum of a popular British parenting website, Mumsnet Talk. Drawing on analysis of a single thread posted to this forum, I explor... Read More

‘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

A multimodal approach to assessing user experiences with agent helpers (2016)
Journal Article
Adolphs, S., Clark, L., Ofemile, A., & Rodden, T. (2016). A multimodal approach to assessing user experiences with agent helpers. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 6(4), doi:10.1145/2983926

The study of agent helpers using linguistic strategies such as vague language and politeness has often come across obstacles. One of these is the quality of the agent's voice and its lack of appropriate fit for using these strategies. The first appro... Read More

Just plain Wronga?: a multimodal critical analysis of online payday loan discourse (2016)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., & Harvey, K. (in press). Just plain Wronga?: a multimodal critical analysis of online payday loan discourse. Critical Discourse Studies, 14(2), doi:10.1080/17405904.2016.1250651

Payday loans constitute one of the most rapidly expanding and controversial forms of consumer lending today. Payday lending – the selling of high-interest, short-term credit – has thrived in the wake of the decline of the traditional high street bank... Read More

The Cambridge history of the English short story (2016)
Book
D. Head (Ed.), (2016). The Cambridge history of the English short story

The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by in... Read More

Tenure tracks (2016)
Journal Article
Legendre, T. (2016). Tenure tracks. Columbia Journal of Race and Law,

Evidentiality in early modern English medical treatises (1500-1700) (2016)
Journal Article
Whitt, R. J. (2016). Evidentiality in early modern English medical treatises (1500-1700). Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics, 2(2), 235-263. doi:10.1515/jhsl-2016-0014

This study investigates diachronic trends in the use of evidential markers in Early Modern English medical treatises (1500-1700), with data drawn from the Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts. The state of medical thought and practice in Earl... Read More

The development of the würde + infinitive construction in Early Modern German (1650–1800) (2016)
Journal Article
Durrell, M., & Whitt, R. J. (2016). The development of the würde + infinitive construction in Early Modern German (1650–1800). Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, 138(3), doi:10.1515/bgsl-2016-0028

This paper presents a corpus-based analysis of the evolution of the würde + infinitive construction in German during the Early Modern period (1650– 1800), using newly available data from the GerManC-corpus. We demonstrate how this construction occupi... Read More

The inclusion of ethnic minority patients and the role of language in telehealth trials for Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review (2016)
Journal Article
Isaacs, T., Hunt, D., Ward, D., Rooshenas, L., & Edwards, L. (2016). The inclusion of ethnic minority patients and the role of language in telehealth trials for Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. JMIR, 18(9), doi:10.2196/jmir.6374

Background: Type 2 diabetes is a serious, pervasive metabolic condition that disproportionately affects ethnic minority patients. Telehealth interventions can facilitate type 2 diabetes monitoring and prevent secondary complications. However, trials... Read More

Introduction (2016)
Book Chapter
Collins, C. (2016). Introduction. In J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western WorldRoutledge

Uncertainty discourses in the context of climate change: a corpus-assisted analysis of UK national newspaper articles (2016)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C., & Nerlich, B. (2016). Uncertainty discourses in the context of climate change: a corpus-assisted analysis of UK national newspaper articles. Communications, 41(3), doi:10.1515/commun-2016-0009

Uncertainty is intrinsic to science, to knowledge acquisition and risk assessment. When communicating about climate change however, uncertainty can be used and understood as ‘not knowing’, i.e. as ignorance. In this article we aim to understand how ‘... Read More