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.

Linguistic Impoliteness & Rudeness IV (LIAR IV)
Participation in conference

ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

British Association of Applied Linguistics, University of Cardiff, UK: Language and the New Media
Participation in conference

8th International Conference on Politeness
Participation in conference

Invited speaker, University of Leeds
Participation in conference

Invited speaker, Birmingham City University
Participation in conference

House of Lords: A woman’s right to know (BFWG)
Participation in conference

OFCOM/Home Office plenary: Antisocial online behaviour
Invited talk

Politeness and impoliteness online
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Corpus Linguistics 2013
Participation in conference

Pragmatics Summer School
Participation in conference

New Directions in Language Research
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

House of Commons Trolling Roundtable: Does the Punishment of Trolls Infringe on an Individual's Freedom of Speech?
Invited talk

34th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME34)
Participation in conference

Consultancy report on the interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media
Consultancy

The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies International Conference (IVACS6)
Participation in conference

TABULA RASA: Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks
Participation in conference

The Fibreculture Journal (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Pragmatics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Issues of intentions and interpretations in online interaction
Invited talk

Please help! The co-construction of pseudo-naïve trolling online
Invited talk

Cognition, Conduct & Communication 2011
Participation in conference

The Impact of IT on Corporate Communication
Invited talk

The Fifth International Symposium on Politeness
Participation in conference

Journal of Politeness Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness II (LIARII)
Participation in conference

  • DisTex - Discourse and Text Research Group
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science
  • Forensic Linguistics Research Group
  • Security Lancaster
  • Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)