Professor Elena Semino

Professor

Current Teaching

LING 102: English Language

LING 210: Stylistics

LING 439: Cognitive Linguistics

LING 450: Stylistics

LING 517: Stylistics

Questioning Vaccination Discourse (Quo VaDis): A corpus-based study
01/03/2021 → 29/02/2024
Research

Social media discourse analysis – attitudes to young people’s mental health
01/02/2021 → 30/04/2021
Research

Corpus Analysis of Sellafield Employee Forum and Interviews
18/01/2021 → 31/03/2021
Research

Representations of 'race', racism and race equality in the UK press
10/02/2020 → 15/04/2020
Research

Representations of Social Care in the Politicians’ and General Public’s Discourse
15/11/2019 → 31/01/2020
Research

Representations of Social Care in the UK press: A Computer-aided Linguistic Study
01/05/2019 → 31/08/2019
Research

Linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school
01/09/2018 → 30/04/2021
Research

CASS ESRC Transition Funding
01/04/2018 → 31/03/2023
Research

Representations of social care in the UK press: A pilot study
01/04/2018 → 31/05/2018
Research

Lancaster University Business Plan – ESRC Business Boost Fund
01/02/2018 → 31/03/2019
Research

Big data media analysis and the representation of urban violence in Brazil
01/01/2015 → 31/12/2015
Research

Translating science for young people
14/11/2014 → 14/07/2016
Research

ESRC centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science - CASS
31/03/2013 → 30/03/2018
Research

Metaphor in End of Life Care
01/09/2012 → 28/06/2014
Research

Using a semantic annotation tool for research on metaphor in discourse
01/12/2005 → …
Research

The Future of Human Reproduction: new agendas and methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences
01/01/1900 → …
Research

The psychological validity of non-adjacent collocations: Evidence from event-related brain potentials
01/01/1900 → …
Research

A corpus-based study of representations of social care during the 2019 UK General Election campaign
Oral presentation

A corpus linguistic approach to the evaluation of medication safety oversight programs in the United States
Oral presentation

Social care in the UK press: A corpus-based study in collaboration with third-sector organisations
Oral presentation

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
Invited talk

Lectures in Stylistics at Fuzhou University in China
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

Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research

  • DisTex - Discourse and Text Research Group
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science
  • Institute for Social Futures Fellow
  • ISF Fellows 2019/20
  • Research Group in Cognitive Linguistics
  • UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language