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Biography

I am a second-year PhD student using corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis (CADS) to explore constructions of British and European identities in government documents, pro-Brexit newspapers, and interviews with Nottinghamshire residents. I am a Learning Community Forum representative for second-year PhD students in the School of English, a peer mentor to MA students in the School, and the Issue Management Editor for Issue 5 of the Faculty of Art's Journal of Languages, Texts and Society. I am also a student committee member for the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (LAGB), and the co-organiser of the Discourse and Politics Seminar Series.

My research interests include:

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Media discourses
  • Political discourses
  • Identities (particularly national, migrant, political)
  • Stories in oral interviews

Expertise Summary

My research expertise includes:

  • Corpus linguistics (specifically CADS and Key Semantic Domain Analysis)
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Analysing media and political discourses
  • National and supranational identities / nationalism
  • Brexit and constructions of national and political identities in this context
  • Stories in oral interviews / qualitative interviewing

Teaching Summary

I am a Teaching Affiliate in the School of English, working on marking first-year undergraduate student essays in Sociolinguistics and Literary Linguistics. Previously, I've contributed to a seminar… read more

Research Summary

Tamsin's PhD thesis will be the first corpus-assisted critical discourse study to provide a holistic overview of the construction of British, European and international identities in UK government… read more

I am a Teaching Affiliate in the School of English, working on marking first-year undergraduate student essays in Sociolinguistics and Literary Linguistics. Previously, I've contributed to a seminar for MA Intercultural Communication students at the University of Sussex and a lecture for the MA Corpus Linguistics module in the School of English at the University of Nottingham.

I am interested in teaching about corpus-assisted discourse analysis (CADS), and qualitative interviewing. I am also interested in students about media discourses, political discourses, and their interrelationship. I am planning to organise an undergraduate and MA student symposium on language and politics for Nottingham students.

Current Research

Tamsin's PhD thesis will be the first corpus-assisted critical discourse study to provide a holistic overview of the construction of British, European and international identities in UK government documents, pro-Brexit newspapers and public opinion between February 2016 and December 2019.

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