Farida Soliman

Farida Soliman

Thesis Title: A psycholinguistic exploration of the linguistic barriers to women’s entry into the Egyptian labour market. Abstract: The current structure of my research is centered around 3 key phases; understanding the existing recruitment practices currently used in...
Marleen Pauls

Marleen Pauls

Thesis Title: Cognitive linguistic approaches to discourse and menopause Abstract: The public discourse in the UK is experiencing a drive for menopause awareness to tackle the stigma surrounding this phase of life. This is reflected in movements such as...
Quentin Wight

Quentin Wight

Thesis Title: The Amazonian Bioeconomy? A storyline shaping deforestation and governance in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Abstract; This project explores the ‘bioeconomy’ discourse in Brazil and its role in shaping governance in Brazil’s Amazon...
Thomas Packer-Stucki

Thomas Packer-Stucki

Thesis title: Tuning in to Accentism: Dialect, Discrimination and Education in the Black Country Abstract: Within the UK, each year thousands of children begin school only to find that the language variety that they speak at home is at odds with the one used in the...
Caitlin Hogan

Caitlin Hogan

Thesis title: Discursive Construction of Online Constellations: What can be learned from K- Pop Fans Abstract: Caitlin is a PhD student funded by a LISS-DTP CASE Studentship in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre – UK. Her work focuses on the sociolinguistics...

Gwen Tia Monica Samuel

Thesis title: Grime and University: Language and the Negotiation of Black Cultural Alignment among British University Students Abstract: There has been a great deal of recent interest in increasing the participation of Black people in higher education, and the...
Rendan Liu

Rendan Liu

Thesis title: Self-branding on social media: A comparative analysis of social media influencers between China and the West Abstract: The popularisation of social media has given rise to the figure of the social media influencer (SMI). SMIs have the power to influence...

Scott Kunkel

Thesis title: Différent ou non?’ Bidialectal French speakers’ perception of gradient acoustic differences and language attitudes Abstract: First supervisor: Esther de Leeuw Pathway:7-Linguistics, Media & Culture Cohort:...
Robert Hellyer

Robert Hellyer

Thesis title: Coming out with it: the relationship between language and emerging identity in young LGBT+ people Abstract: Within fractions of a second, our voices tell listeners a lot about us, about our age, gender, level of education, and for some, even our...
Maxine Ali

Maxine Ali

Thesis title: Women’s discursive performances of wellness on social media: a feminist critical discourse analysis Abstract: My doctoral research examines constructions of feminine identity within women’s discursive performances of wellness on Instagram. Wellness can...
Naomi Smart

Naomi Smart

Thesis title: Communication, Embodiment, and Learning in Voluntary Communities of Practice Abstract: This project will examine, through ethnographic observation, how individuals become ‘legitimate’ members of voluntary Communities of Practice. Taking as its focus arts...
Laura Sae Miyake Mark

Laura Sae Miyake Mark

Thesis title: Being ‘hafu’ on/offline: discursive constructions of mixed-roots Japanese identities in Facebook group interactions and offline personal narratives Abstract: This research examines how ‘hafu’ identities are constructed through offline and online...