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Research Areas

Discourse analysis, Pragmatics, Theoretical and corpus-based linguistics

Dr Claire Hardaker

Dr Claire Hardaker

Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics


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 am happy to supervise PhD students undertaking projects that use corpus approaches to investigate forensic linguistic questions, particularly in the area of pragmatics, but also more generally in the area of discourse analysis. 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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