School of English

Kim-Sue Kreischer

Research Student, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full time) - currently registered

Research Topic

A corpus-cognitive model of change in discourse

Research Interests

  • Cognitive poetics and cognitive linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • (Critical) Discourse analysis
  • Digital Humanities
  • Rhetoric
  • Media discourse

Research Supervision

Primary Funding Source

Economic and Social Research Council


K. Kreischer (Under revision). The relation and function of Discourses: A corpus-cognitive analysis of the Irish abortion debate.

Grundmann, R., Kreischer, K., & Scott, M. (Forthcoming). The Knowledge and Power of Expertise in the Case of Austerity. Zeitschrift für Politik.

Conference Presentations

  • 'Intertextuality and ideology in discourse', 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, July 2017.

  • 'Using collocations to analyse intertextual discourse relations', ICAME 38: Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora, Charles University, Prague, May 2017.

  • 'Ideological discourses between text and cognition', BELP 2017: Interdisciplinarity, University of Birmingham, April 2017.

  • 'What role does cognition play for the direction a discourse takes?', International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English, ICAME 37: Corpus Linguistics across Culture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 2016.

  • 'Characters change because frames change: Contextual Frame Theory in Ishiguro's Remains of the Day'. Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference: Creative Style, University of Kent, UK, July 2015.

  • 'A corpus-cognitive approach to Pip's self-characterisation in Great Expectations'. English Showcase, University of Nottingham, UK, February 2015.

  • 'Does a financial crisis also attack metaphorical models? A comparative analysis of financial metaphors in an American and German newspaper', Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor: Metaphern Kognitiv V, Heidelberg University, Germany, June 2013.

Academic History

  • MA Applied Linguistics (with Distinction) - University of Nottingham
  • BA English Studies and Ethnology (First-class honours) - Heidelberg University

Additional Information

  • Teaching Affiliate on the first year module 'Language and Context', School of English, University of Nottingham, October 2016 - April 2017
  • Research Assistant for the Eye-Tracking lab at the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, February 2016 - March 2017
  • Taught the Graduate workshop 'Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities: Text Mining' at the Graduate School, University of Nottingham, March 2016
  • Teaching Affiliate on the second year module 'Literary Linguistics', School of English, University of Nottingham, January-July 2016
  • Research Assistant, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, July-September 2015
  • Student Representative at the PGT Learning Community Forum at the School of English, University of Nottingham, 2014-2015
  • Research Assistant for the Chair of English Linguistics and Language History, Heidelberg University, 2013-2014
  • Teaching Assistant on the first year module 'Introduction to English Linguistics, English Department, Heidelberg University, September 2011- July 2013

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