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Name: Laura  Filardo-Llamas
Institution: Universidad de Valladolid
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State and/or Country: Spain   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Specialty: Political Discourse, Critical Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (2010, in press), “Discourse Worlds in Northern Ireland: The Legitimisation of the 1998 Agreement”, en Hayward, K. y C. O’Donnell (eds.) Debating Conflict and Peace: Dissonant Discourses in Northern Ireland. Londres y Nueva York: Routledge.

'Proposal for the Analysis of the Legitimatory Function of Political Discourse in the Northern Irish Context”, en Íñigo Mora, Isabel, Gabriela Fernández Díaz y Gloria Álvarez Benito (eds.) Discourse and Politics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 135-152.

'A Comparative study of the Discursive Legitimation of the Agreement by the Four Main Northern Irish Parties throughout Time', Ethnopolitics 7.1: 21-42. 2008

'Legitimasing through Language: Political Discourse Worlds in Northern Ireland after the 1998 Agreement', Peace and Conflict Studies 15.1. 2008
Courses Taught: History of the English Language
Instrumental English
English Language: Morphosyntactic study of the English Verb
Dissertation Abstract: Language and Legitimisation: Political discourse analysis in Northern Ireland after the Agreement, 1998-2004
Reviewer of: Communicating Conflict (LL Issue 19.3805)
What We Remember (LL Issue 20.4035)
Perspectives in Politics and Discourse (LL Issue 22.2293)

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