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Louise Mullany

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 20 years. I am the Founder and Director of Linguistic Profiling for Professionals, an innovative research-based consultancy and business unit based in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at The University of Nottingham: www.nottingham.ac.uk/lipp

I have expertise in corporate business communication and health communication, including global issues of equality, diversty and inclusion and have published extensively in these areas. 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 and External Engagement since 2010. I have also worked with the Executive Education team 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; language and gender; equality, diversity and inclusion at work.

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

  • CHRISTIE, C, MULLANY, L and CHALUPNIK, M, 2017. Gender and (im)politeness. In: CULPEPER. J, HAUGH, M and KADAR, D, eds., Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L. and YOONG, M, 2017. Gender and the Workplace. In: VINE, B, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace Routledge. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L, BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F and MILLS, S, 2017. A tribute to Sandra Harris. Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture. 13(1), 1-6.
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2016. The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (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 and consutlancies in a wide range of businesses, healthcare organsiations and media settings nationally and internationally. I am also an active research in the field of digital communication.

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

I am presently supervising PhD students in the areas of professional communication, workplace communication, language and gender studies, political discourse analysis, digital communication, media discourse and language and identities. I welcome PhD applications in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics.

  • CHRISTIE, C, MULLANY, L and CHALUPNIK, M, 2017. Gender and (im)politeness. In: CULPEPER. J, HAUGH, M and KADAR, D, eds., Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L. and YOONG, M, 2017. Gender and the Workplace. In: VINE, B, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace Routledge. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L, BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F and MILLS, S, 2017. A tribute to Sandra Harris. Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture. 13(1), 1-6.
  • MULLANY, L. J., 2016. The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
  • MULLANY, L and YOONG, M, 2016. Language, gender and identities in political life: A Case study from Malaysia. In: PREECE, S, ed., Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity Routledge. 428-442
  • BROOKES, G., HARVEY, K. and MULLANY, L., 2016. 'Off to the best start'? A multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse. Gender & Language. 10(3), 340-363.
  • JONES, L. and MULLANY, L., 2016. The problematic case of gender-neutral pronouns: A response to "A Modest Proposal" International Journal of Transgenderism.
  • MULLANY, L. STOCKWELL, P., 2015. Introducing English Language. Second Edition. Routledge.
  • MULLANY, L, HARVEY, K, SMITH, C. and ADOLPHS, S., 2015. "Am I anorexic?" Weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent communication. Communication and Medicine. 12(2-3), 211-223.
  • 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. 9(2), 137-154
  • 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.)
  • JONES, L, The problematic case of gender-neutral pronouns: A response to "A Modest Proposal"

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