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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

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.

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