Brian Paltridge

List of John Benjamins publications for which Brian Paltridge plays a role.


Book series


Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics


This paper examines the use of engagement strategies in reviewers’ reports on submissions to academic journals. The data examined are reviewers’ reports on submissions to the journal English for Specific Purposes. The study found that the reviewers used directives as their main engagement strategy.… read more | Article
Paltridge, Brian, Angela Thomas and Jianxin Liu 2011 Chapter 13. Genre, performance and Sex and the CityTelecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the language of films and television series, Piazza, Roberta, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi (eds.), pp. 249–262
This chapter explores the television series Sex and the City from a cultural studies perspective, and, in particular, through the notions of genre (Miller 1984) and performance (Butler 1990). It considers the ways in which the lead characters, Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, construct… read more | Article
This paper describes a study which examines how people interpret the safe sex messages presented in posters distributed throughout Australian airports as part of the government’s Travel Safe AIDS awareness campaign. The subjects who participated in the study were all under 25 years old, one of the… read more | Article