Dr Claire Hardaker

Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics

Research Overview

I primarily research aggression, deception, and manipulation in computer-mediated communication (CMC), including phenomena such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming. I tend to take a forensic linguistic approach, based on a corpus linguistic methodology, but due to the multidisciplinary nature of my research, I also inevitably branch out into areas such as psychology, law, and computer science.

Metaphor, impoliteness, and offence in online communication
Hardaker, C., Demjen, Z. 30/09/2016 In: Handbook of metaphor and language. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

“Real men don’t hate women”: Twitter rape threats and group identity
Hardaker, C., McGlashan, M. 01/2016 In: Journal of Pragmatics. 91, p. 80-93. 14 p.
Journal article

Hardaker, C., Culpeper, J.V. 2016 In: Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness. London : Palgrave
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Impoliteness and computer-mediated communication
Hardaker, C., Lambert Graham, S. 2016 In: Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness. London : Palgrave
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

"Uh.....not to be nitpicky,,,,,but...the past tense of drag is dragged, not drug.": an overview of trolling strategies
Hardaker, C. 06/2013 In: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. 1, 1, p. 57-86. 30 p.
Journal article

Trolling in asynchronous computer-mediated communication: from user discussions to theoretical concepts
Hardaker, C. 07/2010 In: Journal of Politeness Research. 6, 2, p. 215-242. 28 p.
Journal article