Dr Veronika Koller

Reader in Discourse Studies

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the following courses:

Discourse Analysis (LING 204)

Corporate Communication (LING 214)

Introduction to Discourse Studies (LING 442)

Discourse Analysis (LING 519)

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

A computer-assisted study of the use of violence metaphors for cancer and end of life by patients, family carers and health professionals
Demmen, J., Semino, E., Demjen, Z., Koller, V., Hardie, A., Rayson, P., Payne, S. 17/08/2015 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 20, 2, p. 205-231. 27 p.
Journal article

The subversive potential of queer pornography: a systemic-functional analysis of a written online text
Koller, V. 16/05/2015 In: Journal of Language and Sexuality. 4, 2, p. 254-271. 18 p.
Journal article

Sexuality and metaphor
Koller, V. 20/04/2015 In: The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. John Wiley & Sons 4 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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

‘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

Applying social cognition research to critical discourse studies: the case of collective identities
Koller, V. 2014 In: Contemporary critical discourse studies. London : Bloomsbury p. 147-165. 19 p. ISBN: 9781441141637.

Appraisal, soziokognitive Diskursanalyse, grammatische Metapher, konzeptuelle Metapher, Leitmetapher, Metapher
Koller, V. 2014 In: DiskursNetz. Suhrkamp 6 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Cognitive linguistics and ideology
Koller, V. 2014 In: The Bloomsbury companion to cognitive linguistics. London : Bloomsbury p. 234-252. 19 p. ISBN: 9781441195098.

Introduction: from text to political positions via discourse analysis
Koller, V. 2014 In: From text to political positions. Amsterdam : Benjamins p. 163-170. 8 p. ISBN: 9789027206466. Electronic ISBN: 9789027270344.

Koller, V., Jergus, K., Wrana, D. 2014 In: DiskursNetz. Suhrkamp 1 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

No ordinary boy: language, masculinities and queer pornography
Koller, V. 2014 In: Language and masculinities. New York : Routledge p. 156-173. 18 p. ISBN: 9781138791961.

Socio-cognitive approaches to corporate discourse
Koller, V. 2014 In: Comunicação Política e Económica. Braga : Aletheia, Publicações da Faculdade de Filosofia da Universidade Católica Portugues p. 77-91. 15 p.

Constructing (non-)normative identities in written lesbian discourse: a diachronic study
Koller, V. 09/2013 In: Discourse and Society. 24, 5, p. 551-568. 18 p.
Journal article

Deliberate conventional metaphor in images: the case of corporate branding discourse
Ng, C.J.W., Koller, V. 20/06/2013 In: Metaphor and Symbol. 28, 3, p. 131-147. 17 p.
Journal article

‘Metaphoring’ people out of this world: a critical discourse analysis of a chairman’s statement of a UK defence firm
Merkl-Davies, D., Koller, V. 09/2012 In: Accounting Forum. 36, 3, p. 178-193. 16 p.
Journal article

How to analyse collective identity in discourse: Textual and contextual parameters
Koller, V. 2012 In: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines . 5, 2, p. 19-38. 20 p.
Journal article

Analysing lesbian identity in discourse: combining discourse-historical and socio-cognitive approaches
Koller, V. 2011 In: Critical Discourse Studies in Discourse and Cognition. Amsterdam : Benjamins p. 97-141. 45 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Analyzing metaphor and gender in discourse
Koller, V. 2011 In: Unité et diversité de la linguistique. Lyon : Atelier intégré de publication de l’Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 p. 125-158. 34 p. ISBN: 9782364420137.

‘Hard-working, team-oriented individuals’: constructing professional identities in corporate mission statements
Koller, V. 2011 In: Constructing Identities at Work. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 103-126. 24 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Darstellungen der Finanzkrise 2007/08 in den britischen Printmedien.
Koller, V., Farrelly, M. 2010 In: Aptum : Zeitschrift für Sprachkritik und Sprachkultur. 6, 2, p. 179-192.
Journal article

How readers (may) derive pleasure from texts: discourse and speech act theoretical aspects
Koller, V. 2010 In: Proceedings of the International Conference Technologies of Pleasure. Nagoya : Nagoya University Graduate School of Languages and Cultures p. 4-17. 14 p.
Conference contribution

Lesbian Nation: a case of multiple interdiscursivity
Koller, V. 2010 In: Discourse, Politics, Identity. Tuebingen : Stauffenburg p. 369-381. 13 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The integration of other social domains into corporate discourse: the case of political metaphors
Koller, V. 2010 In: Language and the Market. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 238-250.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Analyser une identité collective en discours: acteurs sociaux et contexts
Koller, V. 2009 In: Critical Discourse Analysis I. Besançon-Cedex : Presses universitaire de Franche-Comté p. 69-95. 27 p. ISBN: 978-2-84867-256-4.

Brand images: multimodal metaphor in corporate branding messages
Koller, V. 2009 In: Multimodal metaphor. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 45-71.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Business communication
Koller, V. 2009 In: English language. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 594-606. 13 p. ISBN: 978-1-4039-4590-7.

Butch camp: on the discursive construction of a queer identity position.
Koller, V. 2009 In: Gender and Language. 3, 2, p. 249-274. 26 p.
Journal article

Corporate self-presentation and self-centredness: a case for cognitive critical discourse analysis
Koller, V. 2009 In: Language and social cognition. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 267-287. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Die diskursanalytische Methode
Koller, V. 2009 In: Qualitative Marktforschung. Wiesbaden : Gabler p. 349-358. 10 p. ISBN: 978-3-8349-0976-3.

Metaphor, politics and gender: a case study from Germany.
Koller, V., Semino, E. 2009 In: Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 9-35. 27 p. ISBN: 978-0-230-20345-7.

Metaphor, politics and gender: a case study from Italy
Semino, E., Koller, V. 2009 In: Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 36-61. 26 p. ISBN: 978-0-230-20345-7.

Missions and empires: religious and political metaphors in corporate discourse.
Koller, V. 2009 In: Metaphor and Discourse. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 116-134. 19 p. ISBN: 9780230537309.

"Not just a colour": pink as a gender and sexuality marker in visual communication
Koller, V. 11/2008 In: Visual Communication. 7, 4, p. 395-423. 29 p.
Journal article

Social exclusion as conceptual and grammatical metaphor: a cross-genre study of British policy-making.
Koller, V., Davidson, P. 05/2008 In: Discourse and Society. 19, 3, p. 307-331. 25 p.
Journal article

"The world in one city": semiotic and cognitive aspects of city branding
Koller, V. 2008 In: Journal of Language and Politics. 7, 3, p. 431-450. 20 p.
Journal article

Brothers in arms: contradictory metaphors in contemporary marketing discourse.
Koller, V. 2008 In: Confronting metaphor in use. Amsterdam : Benjamins p. 103-125. 23 p. ISBN: 978 90 272 5417 7.

CEOs and "working gals": the textuial representation and cognitive conceptualisation of businesswomen in different discourse communities.
Koller, V. 2008 In: Gender and Language Research Methodologies. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 211-226. 16 p. ISBN: 9780230550698.

Corporate brands as socio-cognitive representations.
Koller, V. 2008 In: Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 389-418. 30 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-019625-2.

Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere.
Wodak, R., Koller, V. 2008 Mouton de Gruyter. 462 p.

Identity, image, impression: corporate self-presentation and public reactions.
Koller, V. 2008 In: Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 155-180. 26 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-018832-5.

Introduction: Shifting Boundaries and Emergent Publics
Koller, V., Wodak, R. 2008 In: Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere. Berlin : De Gruyter p. 1-17. 17 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-018832-5.

Lesbian discourses: images of a community.
Koller, V. 2008 London : Routledge. 238 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-96095-3.

Using a semantic annotation tool for the analysis of metaphor in discourse.
Koller, V., Hardie, A., Rayson, P., Semino, E. 2008 In: metaphorik.de. 15, p. 141-160. 20 p.
Journal article

"The world's local bank": glocalisation as a strategy in corporate branding discourse
Koller, V. 2007 In: Social Semiotics. 17, 1, p. 111-130. 20 p.
Journal article

Dialogues in solitude: the discursive structures and social functions of male toilet graffiti
Whiting, S., Koller, V. 2007 Lancaster University : Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL)

Exploiting a Semantic Annotation Tool for Metaphor Analysis
Hardie, A., Koller, V., Rayson, P., Semino, E. 2007
Conference paper

From bridegroom of the soul to brand-as-friend: metaphorical relationships in religious and marketing discourses.
Koller, V. 2007 In: Language and Religious Identity: women in discourse. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 104-135. 32 p. ISBN: 9780230517295.

Of critical importance: using corpora to study metaphor in business media discourse.
Koller, V. 2006 In: Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter p. 229-257. 29 p. ISBN: 3110186047.

Critical discourse analysis and social cognition: evidence from business media discourse.
Koller, V. 03/2005 In: Discourse and Society. 16, 2, p. 199-224. 26 p.
Journal article

A computer-assisted approach to the analysis of metaphor variation across genres.
Semino, E., Hardie, A., Koller, V., Rayson, P. 2005 In: Corpus-based Approaches to Figurative Language. . Birmingham : University of Birmingham School of Computer Science p. 145-153. 9 p.

Designing cognition: visual metaphor as a design feature in business magazines.
Koller, V. 2005 In: Information Design Journal and Document Design. 13, 2, p. 136-150. 15 p.
Journal article

Businesswomen and war metaphors: possessive, jealous and pugnacious?
Koller, V. 02/2004 In: Journal of Sociolinguistics. 8, 1, p. 3-22. 20 p.
Journal article

Computer applications in critical discourse analysis.
Koller, V., Mautner, G. 2004 In: Applying English grammar. London : Hodder and Stoughton p. 216-228. 13 p. ISBN: 9780340885147.

Metaphor and gender in business media discourse: a critical cognitive study.
Koller, V. 2004 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 244 p. ISBN: 1403932913.

Metaphor clusters, metaphor chains: analyzing the multifunctionality of metaphor in text.
Koller, V. 12/2003 In: metaphorik.de. 5, p. 115-134. 20 p.
Journal article

Metaphor Clusters in Business Media Discourse: a social cognition approach.
Koller, V. 2003
Doctoral Thesis

"A shotgun wedding": co-occurrence of war and marriage metaphors in mergers and acquisitions discourse.
Koller, V. 07/2002 In: Metaphor and Symbol. 17, 3, p. 179-203. 25 p.
Journal article

Von wackeren Kriegerinnen und fearsome fighters: Kriegsmetaphern in der Beschreibung von Managerinnen und Unternehmerinnen in deutsch- und englischsprachigen Wirtschaftspublikationen
Koller, V. 2002 In: Neuere Ergebnisse der empirischen Genderforschung. Hildesheim : Georg Olms p. 207-242. 36 p. ISBN: 978-3-487-11776-8.