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Research Areas

Discourse analysis, Pragmatics, Theoretical and corpus-based linguistics

Dr Claire Hardaker

Dr Claire Hardaker


County South
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593212

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.

PhD Supervision Interests

I would be happy to supervise PhD students undertaking projects that use corpus approaches to investigate pragmatics, discourse analysis, and/or forensic linguistics. In particular, I especially welcome projects that focus on aggression, deception, and/or manipulation.

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"Uh.....not to be nitpicky,,,,,but...the past tense of drag is dragged, not drug.": an overview of trolling strategies

Hardaker, C. 06/2013 In: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. 1, 1, p. 57-86 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Trolling in asynchronous computer-mediated communication: from user discussions to theoretical concepts

Hardaker, C. 07/2010 In: Journal of Politeness Research. 6, 2, p. 215-242 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article



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