Katie J. Patterson

Katie J. Patterson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Katie J. Patterson plays a role.


Lexical Priming: Applications and advances

Edited by Michael Pace-Sigge and Katie J. Patterson

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 79] 2017. xxiii, 309 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics


This paper explores how metaphors are employed in jihadist magazines to promote a dichotomist worldview of ‘us’ versus ‘them’, ‘good’ versus ‘bad’, ‘east’ versus ‘west’ and ‘right’ versus ‘wrong’. It argues that juxtapositions in both language and thought help writers to reaffirm and/or… read more | Article
The ideological discourse of Jihadist groups like Al Qaeda or Islamic State is largely built on the use of persuasive techniques which act as instruments for radicalisation and recruitment, and more generally, “convince the audience of the veracity of the doctrine presented” (Adam 2017: 5). This… read more | Article
Patterson, Katie J. and Michael Pace-Sigge. 2022. Approaches to the discourse of terror: How power relations are represented through forced primings in jihadist magazines. The Discourse of Terrorism, Hidalgo-Tenorio, Encarnación and Juan L. Castro (eds.), pp. 404–430
This chapter presents an investigation into the evidence of fixed language use within jihadist magazines and the extent to which these fixed patterns reflect specific power relations within the text community. The research presents the hypothesis that the writers of articles in jihadist magazines… read more | Article
Pace-Sigge, Michael and Katie J. Patterson. 2017. Introduction. Lexical Priming: Applications and advances, Pace-Sigge, Michael and Katie J. Patterson (eds.), pp. xi–xxiii
Patterson, Katie J. 2017. Lexical priming and metaphor – Evidence of nesting in metaphoric language. Lexical Priming: Applications and advances, Pace-Sigge, Michael and Katie J. Patterson (eds.), pp. 141–161
Metaphoricity is often regarded as a distinctive linguistic phenomenon, in opposition to literal, or non-figurative language. Recent research from a corpus-linguistic perspective has begun to show, however, that such a dichotomist stance to metaphor does not bear scrutiny (Deignan 2005; Partington… read more | Chapter