(You can download most of these from my academia site.)

Authored Books

(2017) The Discourse of News Values: How News Organisations Create Newsworthiness (with Helen Caple). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

(2012) News Discourse (with Helen Caple). Continuum Discourse series (edited by Ken Hyland). London/New York: Continuum.

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  • Reviewed in Journalism and Mass Media Communication Quarterly, Journal of Pragmatics, Australian Journal of Linguistics, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics...

(2010) The Language of Fictional Television: Drama and Identity. London/New York: Continuum.

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  • Reviewed in Applied Linguistics, English Text Construction, Anglistik, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

(2008) Emotion Talk across Corpora. Houndmills/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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  • Reviewed in Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquee, Linguist List, Linguistic Research (in Chinese), Linguistics and the Human Sciences
Emotion Talk across Corpora, Chapter 1
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(2006) Evaluation in Media Discourse. Analysis of a Newspaper Corpus. London/New York: Continuum.

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  • Reviewed in Discourse Studies 10/6 (Dec 08) and Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
Evaluation in Media Discourse, Chapter 1
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Evaluation in Media Discourse, Chapter 4
Another sample chapter for download ('A new theory of evaluation')
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Edited Journals and Books

(2011). Piazza,R., Bednarek, M. & F. Rossi (eds). Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, editor Anita Fetzer)

  • Reviewed in Language, English Text Construction, Discourse Studies, Linguist List

(2010). Bednarek, M. & J.R. Martin (eds). New Discourse on Language: Functional Perspectives on Multimodality, Identity, and Affiliation. London/ New York: Continuum.

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  • Reviewed in Discourse Studies

(2008). Bednarek, M. (ed). Special issue of Functions of Language 15/1 on Evaluation and Text Types.

Working Paper

  1. (2013) Delving into the Discourse: Approaches to News Values in Journalism Studies and Beyond. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, The University of Oxford. Available here. [with Helen Caple]

Journal Articles

  1. (2016) Investigating evaluation and news values in news items that are shared via social media. Corpora 11/2: 227-257. Available here (open access)
  2. (2016) Voices and values in the news: News media talk, news values and attribution. Discourse, Context & Media 11: 27-37.
  3. (2016) Rethinking news values: what a discursive approach can tell us about the construction of news discourse and news photography. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 17/4: 435-455. [H. Caple and M. Bednarek]
  4. (2015) An overview of the linguistics of screenwriting and its interdisciplinary connections, with special focus on dialogue in episodic television. Journal of Screenwriting 6/2 (special issue on writing for television): 221-238.
  5. (2015) 'Wicked' women in contemporary pop culture: 'Bad' language and gender in Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Saving Grace. Text & Talk 35/4: 431-451.
  6. (2015) How can computer-based methods help researchers to investigate news values in large datasets? A corpus linguistic study of the construction of newsworthiness in the reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Discourse & Communication 9/2: 149-172. DOI: 10.1177/1750481314568548 [A. Potts, M. Bednarek, H. Caple]. Available here (open access).
  7. (2014) ‘And they all look just the same’? – A quantitative survey of television title sequences. Visual Communication 13/2: 125-145.
  8. (2014) Why do news values matter? Towards a new methodological framework for analyzing news discourse in Critical Discourse Analysis and beyond. Discourse & Society 25/2: 135-158. [M. Bednarek and H. Caple]
  9. (2014) Involvement in Australian talkback radio: A corpus linguistic investigation. Australian Journal of Linguistics 34/1: 4-23. Available here.
  10. (2012) 'Value added': Language, image and news values. Discourse, Context & Media 1: 103-113. [M. Bednarek and H. Caple].
  11. (2012) Construing ‘nerdiness’: characterisation in The Big Bang Theory. Multilingua 31: 199-229.
  12. (2012) ‘Get us the hell out of here’: Key words and trigrams in fictional television series. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 17:1: 35-63.
  13. (2011) Expressivity and televisual characterisation. Language and Literature 20/1: 3-21.
  14. (2011) The language of fictional television: a case study of the 'dramedy' Gilmore Girls. English Text Construction 4/1: 54-83.
  15. (2010) Playing with environmental stories in the news: good or bad practice? Discourse & Communication 4/1: 5-31. [M. Bednarek and H. Caple]
  16. (2010) Double-take: unpacking the play in the multi-modal news story. Visual Communication 9/2: 211-229. [H. Caple and M. Bednarek]
  17. (2010) Evaluation in the news - A methodological framework for analysing evaluative language in journalism. Australian Journal of Communication 37/2: 15-50.
  18. (2009) Dimensions of evaluation: cognitive and linguistic perspectives. Pragmatics & Cognition 17/1: 146-175.
  19. (2009) Language patterns and Attitude. Functions of Language 16/2: 165-192.
  20. (2009) Polyphony in Appraisal: typological and topological perspectives. Linguistics and the Human Sciences 3/2: 107-136.
  21. (2008) 'An increasingly familiar tragedy': evaluative collocation and conflation. Functions of Language 15/1: 7-34.
  22. (2008) Introduction. Functions of Language 15/1: 1-6.
  23. (2008) Semantic preference and semantic prosody re-examined. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 4/2: 119-139.
  24. (2007) Local grammar and register variation: explorations in broadsheet and tabloid newspaper discourse. ELR Journal 1.1. Read it online here.
  25. (2007) Zur Diskussion feministischer Themen im Englischunterricht am Beispiel von Liedtexten von Alanis Morissette. Praxis Fremdsprachenunterricht 3: 33-37.
  26. (2006) Epistemological positioning and evidentiality in English news discourse - a text-driven approach. Text and Talk 26/6: 635-660.
  27. (2005) Frames revisited: the coherence-inducing function of frames. Journal of Pragmatics 37: 685-705.
  28. (2005) Construing the world: conceptual metaphors and event construals in news stories. 09/2005. Read it online at

Book Chapters

  1. (in press) Fandom. In: Christian R. Hoffmann and Wolfram Bublitz (eds). Pragmatics of Social Media. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton. [accepted for publication]
  2. (2017) The role of dialogue in fiction. In: Miriam Locher & Andreas H. Jucker (eds). Pragmatics of Fiction. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton: 129-158.
  3. (2017) (Re-)circulating popular television: Audience engagement and corporate practices – with special focus on The Big Bang Theory. In: Janus Mortensen, Nikolas Coupland & Jacob Thøgersen (eds). Style, Mediation and  ChangeSociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media Oxford: Oxford University Press: 115-140.
  4. (2015) 'What we contrarians already know': Individual and communal aspects of attitudinal identity. In: Maggie Charles, Nicholas Groom & Suganthi John (eds). Corpora, Grammar and Discourse. In Honour of Susan Hunston. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins: 257-281.
  5. (2015) Promotional videos: What do they tell us about the value of news? In: Roberta Piazza, Louann Haarman & Anne Caborn (eds). Values and Choices in Television Discourse. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: 5-30. [M. Bednarek and H. Caple]
  6. (2015) Corpus-assisted multimodal discourse analysis of television and film narratives. In: Paul Baker & Tony McEnery (eds). Corpora and Discourse Studies. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 63-87.
  7. (2014). 'An astonishing season of destiny!' Evaluation in blurbs used for advertising TV series. In: Geoff Thompson & Laura Alba-Juez (eds). Evaluation in Context. Amsterdam: John Benjamins: 197-220.
  8. (2014) 'Who are you and why are you following us?' Wh-questions and communicative context in television dialogue. In: John Flowerdew (ed). Discourse in Context. (Contemporary Applied Linguistics 3). London/New York: Bloomsbury. [formerly Continuum]: 49-70.
  9. (2014). The television title sequence: a visual analysis of Flight of the Conchords. In: Emilia Djonov & Sumin Zhao (eds). Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Culture. London/New York: Routledge: 36-54.
  10. (2013) 'There's no harm, is there, in letting your emotions out': language, emotion and identity in MasterChef Australia. In: Nuria Lorenzo-Dus & Pilar Blitvich (eds). Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: 88-114.
  11. (2011). Approaching the data of pragmatics. In: Wolfram Bublitz & Neal Norrick (eds). Foundations of Pragmatics (Handbooks of Pragmatics 1). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 537-559.
  12. (2011). The stability of the televisual character: A corpus stylistic case study. In: Roberta Piazza, Monika Bednarek & Fabio Rossi (eds). Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins: 185-204.
  13. (2010). Corpus linguistics and systemic functional linguistics: Interpersonal meaning, identity and bonding in popular culture. In: Monika Bednarek & Jim R. Martin (eds). New Discourse on Language: Functional Perspectives on Multimodality, Identity, and Affiliation. London/New York: Continuum: 237-266.
  14. (2010). With a little help from the corpus: corpus linguistics and EFL teaching. In: Ahmar Mahboob (ed). Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL: a Resource Book. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press: 325-344.
  15. (2009) Emotion-talk and emotional-talk: cognitive and discursive perspectives. In: Hanna Pishwa (ed). Language and Social Cognition. Expression of the Social Mind (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 206). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 395-431.
  16. (2008). 'What the hell is wrong with you?' A corpus perspective on evaluation and emotion in contemporary American pop culture. In: Ahmar Mahboob & Naomi Knight (eds). Questioning Linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press: 95-126.
  17. (2006) Evaluating Europe - Parameters of evaluation in the British press. In: Constant Leung & Jennifer Jenkins (eds). Reconfiguring Europe - the Contribution of Applied Linguistics (British Studies in Applied Linguistics 20). London: BAAL/Equinox: 137-156. Download it here.
  18. (2006) Enjoy! - The (phraseological) culture of having fun. In: Paul Skandera (ed). Phraseology and Culture in English (Topics in English Linguistics 54). Berlin: de Gruyter: 109-135. [with Wolfram Bublitz]
  19. (2006) Subjectivity and cognition. Inscribing, evoking and provoking opinion. In: Hanna Pishwa (ed). Language and Memory. Aspects of Knowledge Representation (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 173). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 187-221.
  20. (2004) Nur im begrenzten Rahmen: Frames im Wörterbuch. In: Thomas Herbst, Gunter Lorenz, Brigitta Mittmann & Martin Schnell (eds). Lexikografie, ihre Basis- und Nachbarwissenschaften. (Englische) Wörterbücher zwischen common sense und angewandter Theorie. Tübingen: Niemeyer: 35-52. [with Wolfram Bublitz]

Conference Proceedings

  1. (2017). Introducing a new topology for (multimodal) discourse analysis. In Phil Chappell and John S. Knox (eds), Transforming Contexts. Papers from the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress. Wollongong: 44th ISFC Organising Committee. ISBN 978-0-646-97417-0 [with Helen Caple] Download it here.
  2. (2010). Emotion talk and emotional talk: approaches to language and emotion in Systemic Functional Linguistics and Beyond. In Canzhong Wu, Christian Matthiessen and Maria Herke (eds.), Proceedings of ISFC 35: Voices Around The World. Volume 2. Sydney: The 35th ISFC Organizing Committee: 39-45.
  3. (2009). Corpora and discourse: a three-pronged approach to analyzing linguistic data. In Michael Haugh, Kate Burridge, Jean Mulder and Pam Peters (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Sommerville, MA. Read it online here.
  4. (2008). Teaching English literature and linguistics using corpus stylistic methods. In: Zappavigna, M. & C. Cloran (eds). Proceedings ASFLA Congress 2007. Read it online at
  5. (2006). Sobbing, screaming and shouting? Reporting expressions in the British press. In Houswitschka, C., Knappe, G. & A. Müller (eds). Proceedings Anglistentag 2005 Bamberg. Trier: WVT: 561-572.
  6. (2006) 'He's nice but Tim': contrast in British newspaper discourse. In: Pernilla Danielsson & Martijn Wagenmakers (eds). Proceedings from the Corpus Linguistics Conference Series, Vol. 1, no.1, ISSN 1747-9398. Download it here.


  1. Paul Baker, Christos Gabriealtos and Tony McEnery (2013). Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes. The Representation of Islam in the British Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 20(3): 405-412.
  2. Susan Hunston (2011). Corpus Approaches to Evaluation. Phraseology and Evaluative Language. London/New York: Routledge. ICAME 36: 133-137.
  3. Gerd Antos and Eija Ventola, in cooperation with Tilo Weber (2008) (eds.). Handbook of Interpersonal Communication. Handbooks of Applied Linguistics Volume 2. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Functions of Language 19(1): 126-134.
  4. Anne O’Keeffe and M. McCarthy (2010) (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. London/New York: Routledge. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 34(1):104-107.
  5. Theo van Leeuwen (2008). Discourse and Practice. New Tools for Critical Discourse Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. U: March 2009, University of Technology, Sydney.
  6. Jean Aitchison and D.M. Lewis (2003) (eds). New Media Language. London/New York: Routledge. Multilingua 25 (3): 362-365.
  7. Gilbert Weiss and Ruth Wodak (2003) (eds). Critical Discourse Analysis. Theory and Interdisciplinarity. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan. Anglistik 16 (1): 190-194.
  8. Alwin Fill and Peter Mühlhäusler (2001) (eds). The Ecolinguistics Reader: Language, Ecology and Environment. London/New York: Continuum. Anglistik 15 (1): 143-147.
  9. Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick (2003) Language and Sexuality. Cambridge University Press. Linguist List 14.2768 (14.10.2003).

Encyclopaedia Entries

  1. (2006) Pragmatic aspects of reported speech. In: Keith Brown (ed). Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier: 550-553. [with Wolfram Bublitz]
  2. (2006) Bühler, Karl. In: Keith Brown (ed). Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.
  3. (2006) Lacan, Jacques. In: Keith Brown (ed). Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.


  1. (2017) Corpus linguistics, journalistic discourse and TV series - An interview with Monika Bednarek. AELINCO 4. Valencia: Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics,, ISSN: 2340-7735.
  2. (2014) ‘Resistance is futile’ Language use in television series. Babel May 2014: 19-24.
  3. (2014) Five reasons we should listen more closely to TV dialogue The Conversation, 28/4/2014. Available here.
  4. (2014) What the f***? How much swearing is there on TV? The Conversation, 31/3/2014. Available here.
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