Professor Elena Semino


Current Teaching

LING 102: English Language

LING 210: Stylistics

LING 450: Stylistics

LING 517: Stylistics

Selected Publications Show all 95 publications

Metaphor framing and distress in lived-experience accounts of voice-hearing
Demjen, Z., Marszalek, A., Semino, E., Varese, F. 31/01/2019 In: Psychosis. 11, 1, p. 16-27. 12 p.
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Emotional Implications of Metaphor: Consequences of Metaphor Framing for Mindset about Cancer
Hendricks, R.K., Demjén, Z., Semino, E., Boroditsky, L. 11/02/2019 In: Metaphor and Symbol. 33, 4, p. 267-279. 13 p.
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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.

Metaphors of Climate Science in Three Genres: Research Articles, Educational Texts, and Secondary School Student Talk
Deignan, A., Semino, E., Paul, S. 1/04/2019 In: Applied Linguistics. 40, 2, p. 379-403. 25 p.
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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.

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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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

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.

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

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