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


Bednarek, M. and H. Caple (2017) The Discourse of News Values: How News Organisations Create Newsworthiness. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Bednarek, M. and H. Caple (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…

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

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

Bednarek, M. (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

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

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  • Reviewed in Discourse Studies

Bednarek, M. (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
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Bednarek, M. (2006) Evaluation in Media Discourse. Analysis of a Newspaper Corpus. London/New York: Continuum.

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  • Reviewed in Discourse Studies and Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
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  • Another sample chapter for download (Ch. 4 ‘A new theory of evaluation’): Evaluation_Chap4

Edited Journals and Working Papers

Caple, H. and M. Bednarek (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. Download it here: NewsValuesReview

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

 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. View it here: LocalGrammar
  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. Bednarek, M. (in press). The language and news values of ‘most shared’ news. In Tim Dwyer & Fiona Martin. Sharing News Online. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Bednarek, M. (2018). ‘Epilogue: Analyzing pop culture’. In Valentin Werner (ed). The Language of Pop Culture. London/New York: Routledge: 253-264.
  3. (2017) Fandom. In: Christian R. Hoffmann & Wolfram Bublitz (eds). Pragmatics of Social Media. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton: 545-572.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
  7. (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]
  8. (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.
  9. (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.
  10. (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.
  11. (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.
  12. (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.
  13. (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.
  14. (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.
  15. (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.
  16. (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.
  17. (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.
  18. (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.
  19. (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.
  20. (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]
  21. (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.
  22. (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. Available here.
  4. (2008). Teaching English literature and linguistics using corpus stylistic methods. In: Zappavigna, M. & C. Cloran (eds). Proceedings ASFLA Congress 2007. Download it here: CorpusStylistics
  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).

Encyclopedia 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. (2018) Bibliography of linguistic research on fictional (narrative, scripted) television series and films/movies, version 2 (February 2018). Available at [with Raffaele Zago]
  2. (2017) Bibliography of Appraisal, Stance and Evaluation. Available at [with Hang Su]


  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.