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Louise Mullany

Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I have conducted research on professional communication with a range of national and multinational organisations for the past 15 years. I have expertise in corporate business communication and health communication. Since 2003 I have worked on numerous initiatives with colleagues as part of the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. I have been the School's Director of Business Engagement since 2010.

I am currently holder of a HERMES Fellowship, funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, where I am developing and directing a consultancy package, Linguistic Profiling for Business Leaders. The following link gives further details: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/projects/linguistic-profiling-for-business-leaders.aspx

I have also recently worked with the Executive Education Division of the University's Business School, delivering effective leadership communication courses as part of their High Performance Leadership Development programmes.

Expertise Summary

BA, MA, PhD Areas of expertise - business communication; health communication; sociolinguistics; discourse analysis; pragmatics; language and gender.

Research Summary

My main areas of research specialisation are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis asnd pragmatics. I am particularly interested in investigating professional communication and I have conducted… read more

Recent Publications

  • MULLANY, L. J., 2015. The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
  • SMITH, C. ADOLPHS, S. HARVEY, K. MULLANY, L., 2014. Spelling Errors and Keywords in Born-Digital Data: A Case Study Using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L. STOCKWELL, P., 2014. Introducing English Language. Second Edition. Routledge. (In Press.)

Current Research

My main areas of research specialisation are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis asnd pragmatics. I am particularly interested in investigating professional communication and I have conducted empirical research in business, healthcare and media settings. I am also interested in electronic discourse and the language of the internet.

Book publications include Language, Gender and Feminism: Theory, Methodology and Practice, published by Routledge (2011 co-authored with Prof. Sara Mills) and an edited collection, Discursive Approaches to Politeness (Mouton 2011), co-edited as part of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group. My monograph Gendered Discourse in the Professional Workplace (2007, Palgrave), was shortlisted for the International Gender and Language Association Book Prize, 2008: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=274997

I have also co-authored Introducing English Language with Peter Stockwell (Routledge, 2010), which we are currently revising for publication in a second edition. Additional co-edited works include The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics with Carmen Llamas and Peter Stockwell (Routledge, 2007). For further details see my author homepage on the Routledge website: www.routledge.com/books/search/author/louise_mullany/

Click on the above 'Publications' tab for full details of all of my other journal articles and book chapter publications.

I have recently completed an ESRC research grant with Svenja Adolphs on the language of adolescent health communication and the internet (Grant No.RES-000-22-3448). From this, we have published an online book entitled Health Communication and the Internet: Teenage Health Freak Encyclopedia: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/projects/thfindex.aspx

As part of this project we have also produced a bespoke booklet targeted at GPs, youth health workers, parents, teachers and adolescents documenting our key findings.

I am an Associate Editor of Gender & Language, the official journal of the International Gender and Language Association, published by Equinox: http://www.equinoxpub.com/GL

I am presently supervising PhD students in the areas of workplace communication, online communication, media discourse, language and gender and language and identities, including language learning. I welcome PhD applications in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics.

Future Research

I am currently holder of a HERMES Fellowship, funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, where I am developing and directing a consultancy package, Linguistic Profiling for Business Leaders. I have also recently worked with the Executive Education Division of the University's Business School, delivering effective leadership communication courses as part of their High Performance Leadership Development programmes.

I am completing a project on the sociolinguistics of gender in public life which brings together a number of different studies which I have recently conducted in businesses, health care and media settings. This is contracted as a monograph with Palgrave and will be published in 2015.

  • MULLANY, L. J., 2015. The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
  • SMITH, C. ADOLPHS, S. HARVEY, K. MULLANY, L., 2014. Spelling Errors and Keywords in Born-Digital Data: A Case Study Using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L. STOCKWELL, P., 2014. Introducing English Language. Second Edition. Routledge. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L. J, 2012. Corpus analysis of language in the workplace. In: CHAPELLE, C., ed., Encyclopaedia of Applied Linguistics Wiley-Blackwell.
  • ADOLPHS, S, MULLANY, L., HARVEY, K. and SMITH, C., 2012. Health Communication and the Internet Available at: <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/projects/thfindex.aspx>
  • ADOLPHS, S., MULLANY, L., HARVEY, K. and SMITH, C., 2012. Teenage health freak - encyclopedia Available at: <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cral/projects/thfencyclopedia.aspx>
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2011. Discourse, gender and professional communication. In: GEE, J. and HANDFORD, M, eds., The Handbook of Discourse Analysis London: Routledge. 509-522
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2011. Frontstage and backstage: Gordon Brown, the “bigoted woman” and im/politeness in the 2010 UK General Election. In: LINGUISTIC POLITENESS RESEARCH GROUP, ed., Discursive approaches to politeness De Gruyter Mouton. 133-165
  • MILLS, S and MULLANY, L.J., 2011. Language, gender and feminism: theory, methodology and practice Routledge.
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2011. Im/politeness, rapport management and workplace culture: Truckers performing masculinities on Canadian ice-roads. In: BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F and KADAR, D., eds., Politeness Across Cultures Basingstoke: Palgrave. 61-84
  • LINGUISTIC POLITENESS RESEARCH GROUP, ed., 2011. Discursive Approaches to Politeness Mouton de Gruyter.
  • MULLANY, L. J. & STOCKWELL, P.J., 2010. Introducing English Language: A Resource Book for Students London: Routledge.
  • MULLANY, L., 2010. Gendered identities in the professional workplace: negotiating the glass ceiling. In: LLAMAS, C. and WATT, D., eds., Language and identities Edinburgh University Press. 179-191
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2010. Gender and interpersonal pragmatics. In: GRAHAM, S. L and LOCHER, M., eds., The Handbook of Interpersonal Pragmatics Mouton de Gruyter. 225-250
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2009. Gender studies and business discourse.. In: BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F., ed., The Handbook of Business Discourse. Edinburgh University Press. 213-225
  • MULLANY L. J. (ED.), 2009. Special Issue Guest Editor: Politeness in Health Care Settings Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture. 5(1),
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2009. Applying politeness research to health care communication Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture. 5(1), 1-10
  • HARVEY, K., CHURCHILL, D., CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., MULLANY, L., MACFARLANE, A. and MCPHERSON, A., 2008. Health communication and adolescents: what do their emails tell us? Family Practice. 25, 1-18
  • MULLANY, L., 2008. Negotiating methodologies: making language and gender relevant in the professional workplace. In: HARRINGTON, K., LITOSSELITI, L., SAUNTSON, H. and SUNDERLAND, J., eds., Gender and language research methodologies Palgrave.
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2008. "Stop hassling me!": Impoliteness, power and gender identity in the professional workplace.. In: BOUSFIELD, D and LOCHER, M., eds., Impoliteness in Language Mouton de Gruyter. 231-255
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2007. Gendered discourse in the professional workplace Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • LLAMAS, C. and MULLANY, L. J. & STOCKWELL, P.J., eds., 2007. The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics London: Routledge.
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2007. Speech communities. In: LLAMAS, C, MULLANY, L and STOCKWELL, P., eds., The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics Routledge. 84-92.
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2006. Girls on tour: politeness, small talk, and gender in managerial business meetings Journal of Politeness Research. 2(1), 55-77
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2006. Narrative constructions of gender and professional identities. In: OMONIYI, T. and WHITE, G., eds., The Sociolinguistics of Identity London: Continuum. 157-172
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2006. Language and gender in the workplace (with L. Litosseliti). In: LITOSSELITI, L., ed., Gender and Language: Theory and Practice London : Hodder Arnold.
  • HARRIS, S, K. GRAINGER and L. MULLANY, 2006. The pragmatics of political apologies Discourse & Society. 17(6), 715-737
  • BROWN, B, CRAWFORD, P and MULLANY, L, 2005. Clinical governmentality: A critical linguistic perspective on clinical governance discourse in health care organisations Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2(3), 299-324
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2005. Review of Mills' "Gender and Politeness" Journal of Politeness Research. 1(2), 291-295
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2004. An examination of the discourse strategies of female and male chairs in managerial business meetings. In: GOUVEIA, C., SILVESTRE, C. and AZUAGA, L., eds., Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise: Linguistic Perspectives Lisbon : ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies).
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2002. 'I don't think you want me to get a word in edgeways do you John?': Re-assessing (im)politeness, language and gender in political broadcast interviews. English Studies Working Papers on the Web: Sheffield Hallam University. 3,
  • MULLANY, L.J., 2000. The application of current language and gender theory to managerial meeting discourse The Nottingham Linguistic Circular. 15, 1-13
  • MULLANY, L.J., 1999. Linguistic politeness and sex differences in BBC Radio 4 broadcast interviews Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics. 7, 119-142
  • SMITH, C., ADOLPHS, S., HARVEY, K. and MULLANY, L, Spelling Errors and Keywords in Born-Digital Data: A Case Study Using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora. 9 (2), (In Press.)

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