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Programme Spring 2016


Seminars are Wednesdays, 12.10-1pm in room 2.48, John Percival Building.

Please click on the dates to view abstracts and information on speakers (where available).


3 February

Alison Gibbons (Sheffield Hallam University)

Multimodality, Genre, and Consumer Culture: Reading Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör

10 February

Rodney Jones (University of Reading)

‘Have you swiped your Nectar card’: Pretextuality and practices of surveillance

17 February

Beatriz Quiroz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Towards an Experimental Grammar for Discourse Analysis: descriptive and methodological issues in an SFL account of Spanish

9 March

Celia Roberts (King’s College London)

‘I had to spoon-feed him’: Linguistic penalties, migration and the job interview

16 March

Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough University)

Working towards new horizons: FG interdisciplinary applications from visual dynamicity to movement meaning making processes


13 April

Greg Myers (Lancaster University)

The Doctrine of Correctness on Wikipedia: Debates on the Manual of Style

20 April

Ditte Kimps (KU Leuven)

English variable tag questions: a typology of their interpersonal meanings    abstract

27 April

Gordon Tucker (Cardiff University)

Modelling lexical and phraseological phenomena in a Systemic Functional Grammar  abstract

1 June

time: 2.10pm
place: Committee room 1, Glamorgan Building

Liz Morrish (Nottingham Trent University)

The metric tide which sinks all boats: the discourse of performance management   abstract

 <Cardiff University UCU, who are co-sponsoring this seminar, invite everyone to a complementary lunch buffet before the presentation at 1.45pm (same venue)>