Dr Claire Hardaker

Senior 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.

Culpeper, J.V., Hardaker, C. 12/06/2017 In: The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. London : Palgrave p. 199-225. 27 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

(Im)politeness in digital communication
Graham, S.L., Hardaker, C. 1/06/2017 In: The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. London : Palgrave p. 785-814. 30 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Metaphor, impoliteness, and offence in online communication
Hardaker, C., Demjen, Z. 25/11/2016 In: Handbook of metaphor and language. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/THBX/0052
Walby, S., Towers, J., Francis, B.J., Shire, K., Kelly, L., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J.E., Balderston, S., Fish, A.R., Hardaker, C., Kirby, S., May-Chahal, C.A., Palmer, C.E. 17/10/2016 Publications Office of the European Union. 106 p.
Commissioned report

Pragmatics and corpus linguistics
Hardaker, C., Culpeper, J.V. 22/06/2016 In: Triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistic research. 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

“I refuse to respond to this obvious troll": an overview of responses to (perceived) trolling
Hardaker, C. 1/08/2015 In: Corpora. 10, 2, p. 201-229. 29 p.
Journal article

"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