LINGUIST List 27.4449

Tue Nov 01 2016

Support: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics / UK

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 01-Nov-2016
From: Gabrina Pounds <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics: PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
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Department: School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Comm
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of East Anglia

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics


The Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications from students wishing to pursue postgraduate research in language and communication (October 2017 entry).

In line with UEA's tradition of interdisciplinary research, our research and supervision focus on four interrelated and complementary areas of enquiry:

- Translating and interpreting, particularly: ethics and 'real-world' translation practice in legal, health, sports and other professional contexts; pragmatics-driven approaches to audio-visual translation and film subtitling; the pragmatics and translation of religious and literary texts.

- Language, intercultural communication and cross-cultural pragmatics, particularly: communication practice in media, political, religious, educational and professional contexts with specific reference to cross- and inter-cultural variation, politeness, gender and the origin and resolution of conflict in international politics and media; ancient Egyptian philology and sociolinguistics; language teaching and curriculum development research with a focus on intercultural communication pedagogy and citizenship education; theoretical pragmatics, semantics-pragmatics interface and formal models of dialogue.

- SFL-based or other forms of (critical) discourse and metaphor analysis, specifically ideological representation and power differentials in the discourse of media, advertising, politics and professional communication; the analysis of empathy and person/patient-centred communication in health or other professional domains.

- Cross-cultural cognitive linguistics, specifically the relationship between cognitive and psychological processes and language production and reception, including forensic linguistics and second language acquisition and applications to translation and interpreting practice.

We also have strong interdisciplinary links with colleagues working in other specialist areas at UEA, including literary translation, literature and creative writing, film, television and media studies, politics, philosophy, education, health and business. These relationships enable us to supervise students wishing to write their theses on areas that cross disciplinary boundaries.

For further details on supervision practice, student support, research activities and opportunities, professional development and guidelines on how to apply check the following website:

There are four main avenues towards PhD funds:

- Chase Studentships: For details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit:

- SeNSS Studentships: For details on eligibility and how to apply, please go to:

- School Studentships

- Faculty Studentships

General information about CHASE, SeNSS, School and Faculty Studentships may be found here: The deadline to receive applications is: 5 pm (GMT) on Wednesday 11 January 2017.


In the first instance, applicants should contact either a potential supervisor or LCS Postgraduate Research Director Gabrina Pounds to discuss their proposed research project and to gain advice in putting together a successful application. The deadline for all funding applications is 11 January 2017.

For general queries related to applying for a research degree at UEA please contact / telephone +44 (0)1603 591709.

For queries related to applying for a Master's degree at UEA please contact / telephone +44 (0)1603 591515.

Applications Deadline: 11-Jan-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Gabrina Pounds
        Earlham Road
        Norwich Norfolk NR4 6PE
        United Kingdom

Contact Information:
        Dr Gabrina Pounds

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