Lecturer, Department of Linguistics
Activities relevant to the proposed research group
Monika Bednarek is the author of The Language of Fictional Television: Drama and Identity (Continuum 2010), which focuses on language and identity in relation to television characters. Together with Roberta Piazza and Fabio Rossi she is editor of a volume on language, film and cinema, focussing on similar issues, which will be published by John Benjamins. Monika is also supervising students working on language and identity as construed in film and on online dating websites. She has published an article on televisual characterisation in Language & Literature, and is currently working on an article on language and identity in other kinds of media texts (radio science programmes and reality television). This article concerns mediated ‘real-world’ identity (rather than fictional identity), with a particular focus on evaluation, emotionality and ideology. This is in line with a general research interest in language and subjectivity, which has resulted in two monographs (Evaluation in Media Discourse, 2006, Continuum and Emotion Talk Across Corpora, 2008, Palgrave Macmillan) and several other publications.
Publications relevant to the proposed research group
Bednarek, M. 2010. The Language of Fictional Television: Drama and Identity. London/New York: Continuum.
Bednarek, M. 2011. ‘Expressivity and televisual characterisation’. Language and Literature 20/1: 3-21.
Bednarek, M. in press. ‘The stability of the televisual character: a corpus stylistic case study’ In Piazza, R., Bednarek, M. & F. Rossi (eds). Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Piazza, R., Bednarek, M. & F. Rossi (eds). in press. Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.