Dr Gavin Brookes

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

I am a Senior Research Associate in the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) within the Department of Linguistics and English Language. My research interests include corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse studies, multimodality and health communication. I am Associate Editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins) and Communications Officer for the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group.

Looking through dementia: what do commercial stock images tell us about aging and cognitive decline?
Harvey, K., Brookes, G. 23/10/2018 In: Qualitative Health Research.
Journal article

‘This is England, speak English!’: A corpus-assisted critical study of language ideologies in the right-leaning British press
Wright, D., Brookes, G. 18/08/2018 In: Critical Discourse Studies. 32 p.
Journal article

Insulin restriction, medicalisation and the Internet: A corpus-assisted study of diabulimia discourse in online support groups
Brookes, G. 7/08/2018 In: Communication & Medicine.
Journal article

The utility of topic modelling for discourse studies: a critical evaluation
Brookes, G., McEnery, A.M. 13/04/2018 In: Discourse Studies. 21, 1, 22 p.
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From corpus to clinic: health communication research and the impact agenda
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., Mullany, L. 2018 In: Applying Linguistics. London : Routledge p. 99-111. Electronic ISBN: 9781351055185.

“Our biggest killer”: multimodal discourse representations of dementia in the British press
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., Chadborn, N., Dening, T. 2018 In: Social Semiotics. 28, 3, p. 371-395. 25 p.
Journal article

How to interpret large volumes of patient feedback: methods from computer-assisted linguistics
Brookes, G., McEnery, A.M. 06/2017 In: Social Research Practice. 4, 1, p. 2-13. 12 p.
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What does patient feedback reveal about the NHS?: a mixed methods study of comments posted to the NHS Choices online service
Brookes, G., Baker, J.P. 1/04/2017 In: BMJ Open. 7, 4, 11 p.
Journal article

Book Review: Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards an Integrated Framework
Brookes, G. 1/02/2017 In: Visual Communication. 16, 1
Book/Film/Article review

Just plain Wronga?: a multimodal critical analysis of online payday loan discourse
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 2017 In: Critical Discourse Studies. 14, 2, p. 167-187. 21 p.
Journal article

The discourse of alternative credit: a multimodal critical examination of the Cash Converters mobile app
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 2017 In: The Language of Money and Debt. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 233-256. 24 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Examining the discourse of mental illness in a corpus of online advice-seeking messages
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 22/12/2016 In: Talking at work. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 209-234.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

‘Off to the best start’?: A multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., Mullany, L. 20/12/2016 In: Gender and Language. 10, 3, p. 340-363. 24 p.
Journal article

Opening up the NHS to market: using multimodal critical discourse analysis to examine the ongoing corporatisation of health care communication
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 5/08/2016 In: Journal of Language and Politics. 15, 3, p. 288-302.
Journal article

Corpus linguistics
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 2016 In: Knowing about language. London : Routledge p. 125-136.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion
Brookes, G., Harvey, K. 2015 In: Social Semiotics. 25, 1, p. 57-80. 24 p.
Journal article

Review of Partington, A., Duguid, A. & Taylor, C. (2013) Patterns and Meanings in Discourse: Theory and Practice in Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies (CADS)
Brookes, G. 2014 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 19, 2, 9 p.
Book/Film/Article review