Researchers in the Centre for Inequality, Culture and Difference are profoundly aware how analysis of all forms of communication must engage with the power and the practices of institution. To this end, researchers in the Language, Power and Institution group bring analytical skills and insights drawn from critical journalism studies, socio-linguistics, forensic linguistics, critical stylistics, cultural studies and political communication to bear on a wide range of institutions and social practices.
Specific research foci include journalism and gender, popular media and sexuality, news reporting and mental illness, language in law and as evidence, regional linguistic variation and identity, and political communication in the contexts of colonialism and foreign aid. Research done by this group aims not simply at developing new knowledge and understandings, but also at changing attitudes and practices.
Thus, for example, some of the work aims to raise awareness of regional language variation and to map and preserve a record of threatened varieties while other parts of it work to apply language analysis to help improve the delivery of justice.
- ADAMS, C., 2017. "They go for gender first". Journalism Practice. ISSN 1751-2786
- ALEXANDER, C., (2019, forthcoming), World War II and the Raj: Broadcasting, Famine and the Indian Civil Service. New Delhi: Oxford University Press
- ALEXANDER, C., 2015. Development assistance and communication: the case of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 21 (1), pp. 119-139. ISSN 1075-2846
- BRABER, N., 2018. Pit talk in the East Midlands. In: N. BRABER and S. JANSEN, eds., Sociolinguistics in England. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 243-276. ISBN 9781137562876
- BRABER, N., ASHMORE, C. and HARRISON, S., 2017. Pit talk of the East Midlands. Sheffield: Bradwell Books. ISBN 9781910551806
- BRABER, N., 2016. Dialect perception and identification in Nottingham. In: J. CRAMER and C. MONTGOMERY, eds., Cityscapes and perceptual dialectology: global perspectives on non-linguists' knowledge of the dialect landscape. Language and social life (5). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 209-232. ISBN 9781614514770
- BRABER, N., 2015. Nottinghamshire dialect. Sheffield: Bradwell Books. ISBN 9781909914735
- JONES, L., MILLS, S., PATERSON, L.L., TURNER, G. and COFFEY-GLOVER, L., 2017. Identity and naming practices in British marriage and civil partnerships. Gender and Language. ISSN 1747–6321 (Forthcoming)
- PATERSON, L.L., COFFEY-GLOVER, L. and PEPLOW, D., 2016. Negotiating stance within discourses of class: reactions to Benefits Street. Discourse & Society, 27 (2), pp. 195-214. ISSN 0957-9265
- COFFEY-GLOVER, L., 2015. Ideologies of masculinity in women’s magazines: a critical stylistic approach. Gender and Language, 9 (3), pp. 337-364. ISSN 1747–6321
- VAN DER BOM, I., COFFEY-GLOVER, L., JONES, L., MILLS, S. and PATERSON, L.L., 2015. Implicit homophobic argument structure: equal-marriage discourse in The Moral Maze. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 4 (1), pp. 102-137. ISSN 2211-3770
- CROSS, S., 2014. Mad and bad media: Populism and pathology in the British tabloids. European Journal of Communication, 29 (2), pp. 204-217. ISSN 0267-3231
- CROSS, S., 2013. Laughing at lunacy: othering and comic ambiguity in popular humour about mental distress. Social Semiotics, 23 (1), pp. 1-17. ISSN 1035-0330
- CROSS, S., 2012. Bedlam in mind: seeing and reading historical images of madness. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15 (1), pp. 19-34.
- COULTHARD, M., JOHNSON, A. and WRIGHT, D., 2017. An introduction to forensic linguistics: language in evidence. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138641716
- BETTS, L.R., HARDING, R., PEART, S., SJÖLIN, C., WRIGHT, D. and NEWBOLD, K., 2018. Adolescents’ experiences of street harassment: creating a typology and assessing the emotional impact. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. ISSN 1759-6599 (Forthcoming)
- WRIGHT, D., 2017. Using word n-grams to identify authors and idiolects: a corpus approach to a forensic linguistic problem. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22 (2), pp. 212-241. ISSN 1384-6655