Dr Lorraine Ryan

  • Lecturer, Learning Centre
    BA (Macq), M.èsL. (Provence), MA Hons (Sydney), DEA (EHESS, Paris), MA Ling (Macq), PhD (Macq)

Research interests

Systemic functional linguistics, academic literacy, stylistics, feedback and feedforward.

Unpublished thesis:
'A line of movement in every poem': Semantic progression in the poetry of Dylan Thomas.


Selected conference presentations

  • Ryan, L. (2014). Consubstantiation or transubstantiation? Semantic progression in ‘This bread I break’. Dylan Thomas Centenary Conference, Swansea University, Wales, 3-5 September.
  • Ryan, L. (2011). Feedback on writing in the Sciences: student and marker perspectives. 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 24-25 November.
  • Ryan, L. (2010). Articulating disciplinary writing in Performance Studies: A workshop for students. University literacies: Knowledge, writing, disciplines, Théodile-CIREL & Lidilem, Université Lille 3, 2-4 September.
  • Ryan, L. (2009). Explicit markers and implicit features of discourse organisation in the Collected Poems 1934-1953 of Dylan Thomas: A systemic functional linguistic approach. Linguistic and psycholinguistic approaches to text structuring, LaTTiCe, CNRS, Paris, 21-23 September.

Professional memberships

  • Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL)