Professor Elena Semino

Professor

Current Teaching

LING 102: English Language

LING 210: Stylistics

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 86 publications

The cancer card: Metaphor, intimacy and humor in online interactions about the experience of cancer
Semino, E., Demjen, Z. 2017 In: Metaphor. Cambridge University Press p. 181-199. 19 p. Electronic ISBN: 9781108182324.
Chapter

Metaphors of Climate Science in Three Genres: Research Articles, Educational Texts, and Secondary School Student Talk
Deignan, A., Semino, E., Paul, S. 9/10/2017 In: Applied Linguistics.
Journal article

Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: A Corpus-based Study
Semino, E., Demjen, Z., Hardie, A., Payne, S.A., Rayson, P.E. 2018 London : Routledge. 308 p. ISBN: 9781138642652. Electronic ISBN: 9781315629834.
Book

The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language
Semino, E., Demjen, Z. 2017 Routledge. 544 p.
Anthology

Images and the dynamics of pain consultations
Semino, E., Zakrzewska, J.M., Williams, A. 25/03/2017 In: The Lancet. 389, 10075, p. 1186-1187. 2 p.
Journal article

Healthcare professionals’ online use of violence metaphors for care at the end of life in the US: a corpus-based comparison with the UK
Potts, A., Semino, E. 04/2017 In: Corpora. 12, 1, p. 55-84. 30 p.
Journal article

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. 1/10/2018 In: Applied Linguistics. 39, 5, p. 625-645. 21 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

Face attack in Italian politics: Beppe Grillo’s insulting epithets for other politicians
Bortoluzzi, M., Semino, E. 16/12/2016 In: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. 4, 2, p. 178-201. 24 p.
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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. 1/03/2017 In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 7, 1, p. 60-66. 7 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.E., 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

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

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

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.
Book

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

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

Poetics and Linguistics Association Conference
Participation in conference

4th International Cognitive Poetics Conference
Participation in conference

Keynote lecture on 'Metaphor and Narrative in Health Communication' at 4th Conference of the European Narrative Network
Participation in conference

ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Talk on 'Corpus Linguistics and Health Communication' at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Invited talk

Lectures in Stylistics and in Health Communication at Fuzhou University, China
Invited talk

Plenary lecture 'Metaphor and Framing in Discourse' at UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Participation in conference

Talk on 'Corpus Linguistics and Health Communication' at Georgetown University
Invited talk

Talk on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' at Sheffield Hallam University
Invited talk

Talk on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Invited talk

Talk on Metaphor in End of Life Care at the University of Glasgow
Invited talk

Plenary lecture at symposium on 'The Creating Mind: Interdisciplinary Perspectives', Bar-Ilan University
Participation in conference

Talk on 'Metaphor, creativity and reconceptualisation across genres' at An-Najah National University (West Bank)
Invited talk

Plenary lecture at Cognitive Poetics Symposium in Helsinki
Invited talk

Keynote lecture at 2013 Metaphor Festival in Stockholm
Participation in conference

Invited talks on language and pain at the UK Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Conference
Participation in conference

Plenary lecture at 'Cognitive Futures of the Humanities' Conference: Reading Minds that can't Mindread
Participation in conference

Talk on 'A linguistic perspective on the McGill pain questionnaire', at London's Eastman Dental Hospital
Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Lectures in Stylistics at Fuzhou University in China
Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Lecture at 'Pragma-stylistics' Colloquium, University of Sussex
Participation in conference

Talk on 'Metaphor, creativity and reconceptualization in communication about illness', University of Uppsala
Invited talk

Workshop on 'Language, Mind and Autism in Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', University of Uppsala
Invited talk

Talk on 'Language, Mind and Autism in Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', University of Goettingen
Invited talk

Talk on 'Metaphor, creativity and reconceptualisation', University of East Anglia
Invited talk

  • DisTex - Discourse and Text Research Group
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science
  • Research Group in Cognitive Linguistics
  • UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language