Professor Elena Semino

Head of Department, Professor

Current Teaching

LING 102: English Language

LING 210: Stylistics

LING 439: Cognitive Linguistics

LING 450: Stylistics

I teach Stylistics on the MA in English Language by Distance and the PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.

Selected Publications Show all 78 publications

An integrated approach to metaphor and framing in cognition, discourse and practice, with an application to metaphors for cancer
Semino, E., Demjen, Z., Demmen, J.E. 21/09/2016 In: Applied Linguistics. 22 p.
Journal article

Metaphors for 'good' and 'bad' deaths: a health professional view
Demjen, Z., Semino, E., Koller, V. 05/2016 In: Metaphor and the Social World. 6, 1, p. 1-19. 19 p.
Journal article

The online use of Violence and Journey metaphors by patients with cancer, as compared with health professionals: a mixed methods study
Semino, E., Demjen, Z., Demmen, J., Koller, V., Payne, S., Hardie, A., Rayson, P. 5/03/2015 In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.
Journal article

Henry's voices: the representation of auditory verbal hallucinations in an autobiographical narrative
Demjen, Z., Semino, E. 8/06/2015 In: Medical Humanities. 41, 1, p. 57-62. 6 p.
Journal article

‘Good’ and ‘bad’ deaths: narratives and professional identities in interviews with hospice managers
Semino, E., Demjen, Z., Koller, V. 5/07/2014 In: Discourse Studies. 16, 5, p. 667-685. 19 p.
Journal article

Pragmatic failure, mind style and characterisation in fiction about autism
Semino, E. 8/05/2014 In: Language and Literature. 23, 2, p. 141-158. 18 p.
Journal article

Language, mind and autism in Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Semino, E. 15/03/2014 In: Linguistics and literary studies. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 279-303. 25 p. ISBN: 9783110307566.

Figurative language, genre and register
Deignan, A., Littlemore, J., Semino, E. 2013 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 330 p. ISBN: 9781107009431.

Metaphor in Discourse
Semino, E. 2008 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 247 p. ISBN: 9780521867306.

Corpus stylistics: speech, writing and thought presentation in a corpus of English writing.
Semino, E., Short, M.H. 2004 London : Routledge. 256 p. ISBN: 0415286697.

Cognitive stylistics: language and cognition in text analysis.
Semino, E., Culpeper, J. 2002 John Benjamins. 333 p.

Language and world creation in poems and other texts.
Semino, E. 1997 London : Longman. 288 p. ISBN: 9780582303546.