Samuel Oliver

PhD student

Research Overview

I’m currently studying for my PhD on (im)politeness metalanguage in Shakespeare’s plays. My interests include (im)politeness theory and the fact that consideration for social harmony and cohesion affects language use, discursive understandings of (im)politeness, metapragmatics and metalanguage, (historical) pragmatics, stylistics, and the use of corpora in all these areas.