Dr Monika Bednarek

  • Media discourse (news discourse, television dialogue)
  • Language and affect/emotion
  • Evaluation, stance
  • Characterisation
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis and pragmatics
  • Ecolinguistics
  • Stylistics
  • Research methodologies
  • Cognitive linguistics (especially frames/schemas/scripts, conceptual metaphor)

Professor Nick Enfield

  • Language and mind
  • Language and culture
  • Language and society
  • Language and social Interaction
  • Gesture and multimodality in language
  • Southeast Asian languages (especially Lao)

Dr Sebastian Fedden

  • Language typology; canonical typology
  • Papuan languages and linguistics
  • Grammaticography and descriptive linguistics
  • Tonal phonology
  • Inflectional morphology (morphomes, inflectional classes) and morphosyntax (agreement)
  • The role of semantics in grammatical marking patterns
  • Categorization
  • Systems of nominal classification (gender and classifiers, particularly their combination and interaction in individual languages)
  • Fieldwork on Papuan languages of New Guinea and eastern Indonesia
  • Psycholinguistic research in the field

Professor William Foley

  • Syntactic theory from a lexicalist approach
  • The role of semantics in syntax
  • The usefulness of modern syntactic theories in the insightful description of the Austronesian and Papuan languages of the Pacific
  • Fieldwork in Pacific area languages, specifically in the Papuan languages of the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, such as Yimas, Watam and Murik, as well as some Austronesian languages like Palauan and Tagalog.
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • The Boasian/Humboldtian question of the relationship between language and thought and recent empirical approaches to investigate this

Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop

  • Tibeto-Burman languages
  • Languages and linguistic prehistory of the Himalayas and South Asia
  • Historical and areal linguistics
  • Tone and tonogenesis
  • Linguistic typology
  • The relationship between language, culture, and the mind

Dr Ahmar Mahboob

  • Language teaching
  • Teacher education
  • Language policy
  • Educational linguistics
  • World Englishes

Professor James Martin

  • Systemic theory
  • Functional grammar
  • Discourse semantics
  • Register, genre, multimodality
  • Critical discourse analysis, focussing on English and Tagalog, with special reference to the transdisciplinary fields of educational linguistics and social semiotics