Most of my research is corpus-informed, corpus-assisted or corpus-based, and can be described as corpus-based discourse analysis or corpus-assisted discourse studies. However, I sometimes also employ other approaches. As far as data are concerned, I am particularly interested in media discourse (news and television) and would hence also consider my research as being part of media linguistics. The image below shows a word cloud (created using Wordle) based on the titles of my publications (as of 10 February 2016). My research interests, research supervision, projects and theses are listed further below.
- English linguistics
- Media linguistics/media discourse (esp. news, television dialogue)
- Language and affect/emotion, evaluation, stance, appraisal
- News values/newsworthiness (see www.newsvaluesanalysis.com)
- Corpus linguistics
- Discourse analysis and pragmatics
- Research methodologies in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis
- Supervision of honours and postgraduate research students at the University of Sydney
- I am interested in supervising students in the areas of corpus linguistics and media linguistics, specifically in corpus-based discourse analysis or corpus-assisted discourse studies.
- Compiled SydTV (The Sydney Corpus of Television Dialogue)
- Compiled BRC (British Registers Corpus)
- Compiled UK broadsheet and tabloid newspaper corpus
- (2008) Affect in English: A Corpus-based Investigation of Emotion Talk. Habilitationsschrift, University of Augsburg, Germany. Summarised in English and American Studies 2008. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia. Tuebingen: Max Niemeyer.
- (2005) Evaluating the World. The Evaluative Style of British Broadsheet and Tabloid Publications. PhD thesis, University of Augsburg, Germany. Summarised in English and American Studies 2005. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia. Tuebingen: Max Niemeyer, 26-28.
- (2001) Frames Revisited: The Application of Frame Theory in Linguistics. MA thesis, University of Augsburg, Germany.