Laura Louise Paterson
List of John Benjamins publications for which Laura Louise Paterson plays a role.
Electronic supplement analysis of multiple texts: Exploring discourses of UK poverty in Below the Line comments. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 25:1, pp. 62–882020.
This paper adapts O’Halloran’s (2010) electronic supplement analysis (ESA) to investigate debates about UK poverty in online newspaper articles and reader responses to those articles. While O’Halloran’s method was originally conceived to facilitate close reading, this paper modifies ESA for… read more | Article
Discourses of marriage in same-sex marriage debates in the UK press 2011–2014. Corpus Linguistics in Language and Sexuality Studies: Developments and Prospects, Motschenbacher, Heiko (ed.), pp. 175–2042018.
This paper interrogates media representations of same-sex marriage debates in the UK using a combination of corpus linguistics tools and close reading, and drawing on Queer Linguistics. Following related work by Bachmann (2011), Baker (2004), and Love and Baker (2015), we analyse a 1.3 million-word… read more | Article
“Reservoir of rage swamps Wall St”: The linguistic construction and evaluation of Occupy in international print media. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 5:1, pp. 57–802017.
Originating on New York’s Wall Street, the Occupy movement was “an international network of protests against social and economic inequality that began in [September] 2011 in response to the downturn of 2008” (Thorson et al. 2013, 427). Whilst there has been research on online activity in relation… read more | Article
Implicit homophobic argument structure: Equal-marriage discourse in The Moral Maze. Journal of Language and Sexuality 4:1, pp. 102–1372015.
This article analyses the linguistic and discursive elements which contribute to the production of implicit homophobia. Explicit homophobia has been well documented and strategies for countering discriminatory language have been developed (Baker 2014, Leap 2012). However, our interest here is in… read more | Article