May 2003 - Ph.D. Linguistics. The Role of the Question in Early Modern English Trial Proceedings: A corpus-based approach. Lancaster University.
Sept 1998 - M.A. (Distinction) Language Studies: Stylistics. Lancaster University.
Jun 1997 - B.A. Hons. (First Class) History and English Language. Lancaster University.
With the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) from Jan 2005 to July 2015.
With Lancaster University from 1998 to 2004.
Pragmatics (unit leader)
Research Project leader, for MSc in Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis
Interpersonal Communication CPD (unit leader)
Technology CPD (unit leader)
I am supervising numerous PhD topics, at MMU, relating to, e.g., communication and dementia, emotional intelligence, crisis negotiation, language and psychosis, shame, guilt, UK news reportage. I also supervise a number of influence or deception-related MA topics for EIA/MMU.
I'm also a consultant supervisor for one UCLan student, investigating anxiety/stress discourses in palliative care.
I am happy to supervise MA by Research students and PhD students undertaking projects that use pragmatics and/or corpus approaches to investigate forensic or professional contexts. I especially welcome projects that wish to explore (1) perceptions of credibility, (2) the use of face aggression or face enhancement, (3) deception, and its deception and/or (4) influence and negotiation tactics in these contexts.
POSTGRADUATE COMPLETIONS TO DATE (=9):
External Examiner for
- Liverpool University, September 2012-August 2016
- Sheffield Hallam University (Work-based/independent studies) April 2008-2012.
I'm passionate about all things "communication". I'm especially interested in the minutiae of human behaviour; how that behaviour might “pattern” within and across different activity types and cultures, in respect to linguistic and paralinguistic features; and its potential consequence(s) for effective communication.
My research specialisms include corpus linguistics, pragmatics, forensic linguistics and (critical) discourse analysis.
My recent work investigates the linguistic performance of emotion, credibility and deception in a range of contexts (public sector, commercial and professional). This includes work with the EIA Group (inc. in an airport context), my work on the "Faking It: Tears of a Crime" series (aired on Investigation Discovery and Quest Red) and my work with (UK) police crisis negotiators.
This often boils down to paying close attention to the pragmatic/interactive features of language use. This includes - but is not limited to - speech acts (i.e., what people are seeking to "do" by choosing one communicative structure over another); the "fit" (or lack of) between questions and answers; people's attention to "facework" (i.e., relational work; especially im/politeness and verbal aggression); and the role played by individual reality paradigms when communicating (and mis-communicating).
My previous research has:
Visiting Researcher, Lancaster University (Oct 2016+)
Research Director (responsible for research development), EIA Group (Jan 2014+)
Visiting lecturer for:
D. Archer (2016). What's in a Word-list? Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Routledge.
DE. Archer, K. Aijmer, A. Wichmann (2012). Pragmatics: An Advanced Resource Book. Routldedge.
D. Archer, P. Grundy (2011). The Pragmatics Reader.
D. Archer (2009). What's in a Word-list? Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
A. Wilson, D. Archer, P. Rayson (2006). Corpus Linguistics Around the World. Rodopi.
DE. Archer (2005). Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640-1760): A Sociopragmatic Analysis. John Benjamins.
D. Archer, P. Willcox (2018). The faces at play in performance appraisals: With a focus upon a UK retail organization. Journal of Politeness Research. 14(2), pp.167-192.
P. Jagodziński, D. Archer (2018). Co-creating customer experience through call centre interaction: Interactional achievement and professional face. Journal of Politeness Research. 14(2), pp.257-277.
D. Archer, P. Jagodziński (2018). Applying (im)politeness and facework research to professional settings: An introduction. Journal of Politeness Research. 14(2), pp.245-256.
J. Culpeper, D. Archer, A. Findlay, M. Thelwall (2018). John Webster, the dark and violent playwright?. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews. 31(3), pp.201-210.
D. Archer (2018). Negotiating difference in political contexts: An exploration of Hansard. Language Sciences. 68, pp.22-41.
D. Archer (2018). Impression management in the Early Modern English courtroom. Journal of Historical Pragmatics. 19(2), pp.205-222.
D. Archer (2017). Context and historical (socio)pragmatics twenty years on. Journal of Historical Pragmatics. 18(2), pp.315-336.
D. Archer (2017). Mapping Hansard Impression Management Strategies through Time and Space. Studia Neophilologica. 89(sup1), pp.5-20.
DE. Archer, B. Malory (2017). Tracing facework over time using semi-automated methods. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 22(1), pp.27-56.
D. Archer (2015). Slurs, insults, (backhanded) compliments and other strategic facework moves. Language Sciences. 52, pp.82-97.
DE. Archer, C. Lansley (2015). Public appeals, news interviews and crocodile tears: An argument for a multi-channel annotation scheme. Corpora. 10(2), pp.231-258.
D. Archer, M. Kytö, A. Baron, P. Rayson (2015). Guidelines for normalising Early Modern English corpora: Decisions and justifications. ICAME Journal. 39(1), pp.5-24.
D. Archer, P. Jagodziński (2015). Call centre interaction: A case of sanctioned face attack?. Journal of Pragmatics. 76, pp.46-66.
D. Archer (2014). Historical Pragmatics: Evidence From The Old Bailey. Transactions of the Philological Society. 112(2), pp.259-277.
D. Archer, C. Williams, P. Fryer (2013). Introduction: A linguistic/discursive space for all?: Perspectives on minority languages and identity across Europe. Pragmatics and Society. 4(2), pp.127-136.
D. Archer, C. Williams (2013). Constructing a shared history, space and destiny: The children’s readerUdmurtia Forever with Russia. Pragmatics and Society. 4(2), pp.200-220.
DE. Archer (2013). Constructing the “ethnic other” in two history school books: re- colonialisation (Udmurtia) Versus de-colonialisation (Tatarstan). East-West.
D. Archer (2011). Cross-examining lawyers, facework and the adversarial courtroom. Journal of Pragmatics. 43(13), pp.3216-3230.
D. Archer (2011). Libelling Oscar Wilde: The case of Regina vs. John Sholto Douglas. Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture. 7(1), pp.73-99.
D. Archer (2011). Facework and im/politeness across legal contexts: An introduction. Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture. 7(1), pp.1-19.
D. Archer, M. Gillings Depictions of deception, focusing on five Shakespearean Characters. Language and Literature.
D. Archer Understanding questions and answers in context: An argument for multi-channel analysis. Scandinavian Studies in Language.
S. Murphy, D. Archer, J. Demmen Mapping the links between gender, status and genre in Shakespeare’s plays. Language and Literature.
D. McIntyre, D. Archer (2010). A corpus-based approach to mind style. Journal of Literary Semantics. 39(2), pp.167-182.
D. Archer, J. Culpeper (2009). Identifyingkeysociophilological usage in plays and trial proceedings (1640–1760): An empirical approach via corpus annotation. Journal of Historical Pragmatics. 10(2), pp.286-309.
A. Baron, P. Rayson, D. Archer (2009). Word frequency and key word statistics in historical corpus linguistics. International Journal of English Studies. 29(1), pp.41-68.
T. Pilz, A. Ernst-Gerlach, S. Kempken, P. Rayson, D. Archer (2008). The Identification of Spelling Variants in English and German Historical Texts: Manual or Automatic?. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 23(1), pp.65-72.
D. Archer (2008). Digital Humanities 2006: When Two Became Many. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 23(1), pp.103-108.
(2006). (Re)initiating strategies: Judges and defendants in Early Modern English courtrooms. Historical Courtroom Discourse. 7(2), pp.181-211.
SS. Piao, P. Rayson, D. Archer, T. McEnery (2005). Comparing and combining a semantic tagger and a statistical tool for MWE extraction. Computer Speech & Language. 19(4), pp.378-397.
M. Deegan, H. Short, DE. Archer, P. Baker, T. McEnery, et al. (2004). Computational Linguistics Meets Metadata, or the Automatic Extraction of Key Words from Full Text Content. RLG Diginews. 8(2),
M. Short, D. Archer (2003). Designing a worldwide web-based stylistics course and investigating its effectiveness. STYLE. 37(1), pp.27-+.
D. Archer (2002). “Can innocent people be guilty?”: A sociopragmatic analysis of examination transcripts from the salem witchcraft trials. Journal of Historical Pragmatics. 3(1), pp.1-30.
D. Archer, C. Lansley, A. Garner (2019). The value of linguistics in assessing potential threats in an airport setting. In: The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict. Routledge, pp.454-471.
DE. Archer, R. Smthson, I. Kennedy (2018). Achieving influence through negotiation: An argument for developing pragmatic awareness. D. Kurzon, B. Krykastovsky. In: Legal Pragmatics. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp.181-202.
DE. Archer, J. Culpeper (2018). Corpus Annotation. AH. Jucker, KP. Schneider, W. Bublitz. In: Methods in Pragmatics. Mouton de Gruyter, pp.493-522.
J. Culpeper, DE. Archer (2018). The History of Spelling. J. Culpeper, P. Kerswill, R. Wodak, T. McEnery, F. Katamba. In: English language: description, variation and context, Second Edition. Palgrave, pp.186-199.
D. Archer, R. Smithson, I. Kennedy (2018). Chapter 9. Achieving influence through negotiation. In: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp.181-201.
D. Archer (2017). (Im)politeness in Legal Settings. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp.713-737.
DE. Archer (2017). The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. J. Culpeper, M. Haugh, D. Kadar. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. Palgrave Macmillan UK,
D. Archer (2017). The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. A. Barron, G. Yueguo, G. Steen. In: The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Routledge, pp.384-398.
D. Archer (2016). Data mining and word frequency analysis. G. Griffin. In: Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities. Edinburgh University Press, pp.72-92.
D. Archer (2014). Exploring verbal aggression in English historical texts using USAS: The possibilities, the problems and potential solutions. I. Taavitsainen, AH. Jucker, J. Tuominen. In: Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp.277-302.
D. Archer (2013). Tracing Crime Narratives in the Palmer Trial (1856). C. Heffer, F. Rock, J. Conley. In: Legal-Lay Communication. Oxford University Press, pp.168-186.
DE. Archer (2013). Tracing (and tagging!) language features in the historical English courtroom (1649-1856). F. Poppi, W. Cheng. In: The three waves of globalization: Winds of change in Professional, Institutional and Academic Genres. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.2-22.
D. Archer (2012). Data retrieval in a diachronic context: The case of the historical English courtroom. T. Nevalainen, EC. Traugott. In: The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. Oxford University Press,
DE. Archer (2012). Pragmatics and Discourse in the Early Modern English Period. A. Bergs, L. Brinton. In: English Historical Linguistics. Mouton de Gruyter, pp.652-667.
DE. Archer (2012). Corpus annotation: a welcome addition or an interpretation too far?. J. Tyrkkö, M. Kipiö, T. Nevalainen, M. Rissanen. In: Outposts of Historical Corpus Linguistics: From the Helsinki Corpus to a Proliferation of Resources. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English eSeries,
DE. Archer (2012). Assessing Garrow’s aggressive questioning style. G. Mazzon. In: English Historical Dialogue Studies. FrancoAngeli, pp.301-320.
DE. Archer (2011). Theory and Practice in Pragmatics. In: Pragmatics Reader. Routledge,
D. Archer (2010). Speech Acts. In: Historical Pragmatics. pp.379-418.
D. Archer, K. Grainger, P. Jagozinski Introduction: Politeness in Professional Contexts. D. Archer, K. Grainger, P. Jagodzinski. In: Politeness in Professional Contexts.
D. Archer, C. Lansley, A. Garner Keeping airports safe: the value of small talk. D. Archer, K. Grainger, P. Jagodzinski. In: Politeness in Professional Contexts. John Benjamins,
D. Archer The value of facework in crisis negotiation: with a focus on barricade situations. D. Archer, K. Grainger, P. Jagodzinski. In: Politeness in Professional Contexts. John Benjamins,
D. Archer, A. Findlay Keywords that characterise Shakespeare’s (anti)heroes and villains. In: Voices of English: Tapping into records past and present.
D. Archer, M. Todd Police crisis negotiation: An assessment of existing models. M. Coulthard, A. May, R. Sousa-Silva. In: Handbook of Forensic Linguistics. Routledge,
D. Archer (2010). The historical courtroom: A diachronic investigation of English courtroom practice. In: The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics. pp.185-198.
D. Archer, P. Jagodziński, R. Jagodziński Activity Types and Genres. In: Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics. Cambridge University Press,
P. Jagodzinski Towards folk pragmatics of call centre service encounters. In: Politeness in Professional Contexts. John Benjamins,
DE. Archer, D. Bousfield (2010). “See better, Lear”? See Lear better! A corpus-based pragma-stylistic investigation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. D. McIntyre, B. Busse. In: Language and Style. Palgrave, pp.183-203.
DE. Archer (2010). The History of Speech Acts. In: Handbook of Historical Pragmatics. John Benjamins,
D. Archer (2010). The historical courtroom. M. Coulthard, A. Johnson. In: The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics. Routledge, pp.185-198.
D. Archer, J. Culpeper, P. Rayson (2009). Love - 'A familiar or a devil'? An exploration of key domains in Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies. In: What's in a Word-list?: Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Ashgate, pp.137-157.
D. Archer (2009). Does frequency really matter?. D. Archer. In: What's in a Word-list?: Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Ashgate, pp.1-15.
D. Archer (2009). Promoting the wider use of word frequency and keyword extraction techniques. D. Archer. In: What's in a Word-list?: Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Ashgate, pp.159-161.
J. Culpeper, D. Archer (2009). Is English spelling a problem? Can it easily be fixed?. J. Culpeper, F. Katamba, P. Kerswill, R. Wodak. In: English Language: Description, Variation and Context. Palgrave, pp.244-258.
P. Rayson, D. Archer, A. Baron, N. Smith (2008). Travelling Through Time with Corpus Annotation Software. In: Corpus Linguistics, Computer Tools, and Applications - State of the Art. PALC 2007. Peter Lang, pp.29-46.
J. Culpeper, D. Archer (2008). Requests and directness in Early Modern English trial proceedings and play-texts, 1640-1760. AH. Jucker, I. Taavitsainen. In: Speech Acts in the History of English. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp.45-84.
DE. Archer (2008). Pragmatic annotation. A. Lüdeling, M. Kytö. In: Corpus Linguistics: An International Handbook. Mouton de Gruyter, pp.613-641.
DE. Archer (2008). Verbal aggression and impoliteness: related or synonymous?. D. Bousfield, M. Locher. In: Impoliteness in language. Mouton de Gruyter, pp.181-207.
DE. Archer (2007). Computer-Assisted Literary Stylistics: The State of the Field. P. Sockwell. In: Contemporary Stylistics. Continuum, pp.244-256.
DE. Archer (2007). Developing a more detailed picture of the Early Modern English courtroom: Data and methodological issues facing historical pragmatics. S. Fitzmaurice, I. Taavitsainen. In: Methods in Historical Pragmatics. Recovering speaker meaning and reader inference. Mouton de Gruyter, pp.185-218.
DE. Archer (2006). Tracing the development of “advocacy” in two nineteenth century English trials. M. Dossena, I. Taavitsainen. In: Diachronic Perspectives on Domain-Specific English. Peter Lang, pp.41-68.
DE. Archer, J. Culpeper (2003). Sociopragmatic annotation: New directions and possibilities in historical corpus linguistics. A. Wilson, P. Rayson, T. McEnery. In: Corpus Linguistics by the Lune: Studies in honour of Geoffrey Leech. Peter Lang, pp.37-58.
S. Piao, P. Rayson, D. Archer, F. Bianchi, C. Dayrell, et al. (2016). Lexical coverage evaluation of large-scale multilingual semantic lexicons for twelve languages. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2016. Slovenia, pp.2614-2619.
A. Baron, P. Rayson, DE. Archer (2009). Automatic Standardization of Spelling for Historical Text Mining. In: Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2009. University of Maryland, USA, 22/6/2009.
DE. Archer, A. Kilpatrick, H. Day (2008). English Language Studies Initiative for Employability (ELSIE): The benefits of embedding employability into a subject curriculum. In: Proceedings of European First Year Experience (EFYE) Conference. University of Wolverhampton, 8/5/2008. pp.7-13.
P. Rayson, DE. Archer, A. Baron, J. Culpeper, N. Smith (2007). Tagging the Bard: Evaluating the accuracy of a modern POS tagger on Early Modern English corpora. In: Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference: CL2007. University of Birmingham, UK, 27/7/2007.
DE. Archer, P. Rayson, S. Piao, AM. McEnery (2004). Comparing the UCREL Semantic Annotation Scheme with Lexicographical Taxonomies. In: Proceedings of the EURALEX-2004 conference. Lorient (France), Université de Bretagne Sud, 6/7/2004. pp.817-827.
P. Rayson, DE. Archer, SL. Piao, T. McEnery (2004). The UCREL Semantic Analysis System. In: Proceedings of the workshop on Beyond Named Entity Recognition Semantic labelling for NLP tasks, in association with LREC-04. Lisbon, Portugal, 26/5/2004. pp.7-12.
SSL. Piao, P. Rayson, D. Archer, T. McEnery (2004). Evaluating lexical resources for a semantic tagger. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2004. Lisbon, Portugal, 26/5/2004. pp.499-502.
S. Piao, P. Rayson, DE. Archer, A. Wilson, T. McEnery (2003). Extracting multiword expressions with a semantic tagger. In: ACL-2003 Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Analysis, Acquisition and Treatment Workshop Proceedings. Sapporo, Japan, 7/7/2003. pp.49-56.
C. Lansley, A. Garner, DE. Archer, S. Losni (2016). The impact of SCAnR training for Air Marshals to increase accuracy of real-time lie/truth decisions. EIA Group/SRI, ARMLETT.
C. Lansley, A. Garner, DE. Archer, R. Dimu, C. Blanariu, et al. Observe, Target, Engage, Respond (OTER): High-stake behaviour analysis using an integrated, scientific approach within an airport context. White Paper Series: EIA/SRI/OTP, SRI/OTP.
D. Archer, O. Delgaram-Nejad Hansard Report (HaRe). , Editor of Hansard Lords.
Invited speaker. Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language Conference. ‘Negotiation, Deception and Manipulation: the linguistic similarities (and differences)’. English Dept., University of Basel, Switzerland. 26-28 Jun 2020.
Keynote speaker. Questioning questions in Language, Culture and Cognition. One-day Symposium hosted by the Language, Culture and Cognition Research Group. ‘Categorising questions in context: An argument for a multi-layered approach. Roskilde University (Copenhagen). Denmark:15 Nov'18.
Invited speaker. A Symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760. ‘Impression Management in the Early Modern English Courtroom’. Mid-Sweden University. Sundsvall, Sweden. 21-22 April'16.
Invited keynote speaker. 1st Poznań Historical Sociopragmatic Symposium. 'Context and Historical Pragmatics 20 years on'. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. 15 May'14.
Invited keynote speaker. I’WoDA’13 – Second International Workshop on Discourse Analysis: ‘Introducing Wmatrix3’ and ‘Discourse Analysis: Exploring Data with Wmatrix’. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. 19-21 June'13.
Invited keynote speaker. CLAVIER 2011: ‘‘Tracking Language Change in Specialised and Professional Genres’, ‘The diachronic development of English courtroom practice’. Modena, Spain. 24-26 Nov'11.
Invited keynote speaker. Helsinki Corpus Festival, Helsinki University. ‘Corpus annotation: a welcome addition or an interpretation too far?’; see http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/festival/programme.html). 28 Sept - 2 Oct'11.
Organiser/speaker: Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language Symposium. Lancaster University. ‘Women and Men in Shakespeare’ (with Denman, Findlay and Murphy); ‘Depictions of Deception, Focusing on 5 Shakespearean Characters’ (with Gillings). 28 Jun’19.
Invited speaker. Preston Linguistics Circle, UCLAN, Preston. ‘Verbal and vocal indicators of Faking It: Do they pattern across perpetrators?’. 2 May’19.
Invited speaker. York St John University Colloquium Series. York St. John University. 'What pragmatics can offer beyond the classroom: with a specific focus on crisis negotiation'. 14 Feb’18.
Invited speaker. York St John University Colloquium Series. York St. John University. 'What pragmatics can offer beyond the classroom: with a specific focus on crisis negotiation'. 14 Feb'17.
Invited keynote speaker. (10th) International Symposium on Politeness:SymPol10. York St John
University. ‘The (im)politeness, impression management and deception nexus’. 12–14 July'17.
Invited speaker. 1-day Symposium in Honour of Professor Christian Kay. Glasgow University. ‘Exploring the language of Hansard: With a focus on impression management strategies’. 30 June'17.
Invited participant. History of English (pragmatics) panel at the International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE) Triennial Conference. University of London. ‘Mapping Hansard strategies through time and space’. 25-29 July 2016.
Presenter, Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language AHRC-funded Project: Panel Meeting, Lancaster University x3 - ‘Love tragedies vs. love comedies; Spelling variation and regularization’; ‘social tagging’.
Participant. Linguistic, Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR) Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University. ‘An argument for the co-construction of “customer service” experience‘ (co-presented with P. Jagodzinski). 12-14 July'16.
Invited keynote speaker. Literature, Language and Linguistics Student Dissertation Conference 2016. UCLan. ‘Public appeals and crocodile tears’. 2 March'16.
Invited speaker. Research Seminar Series. Herriot-Watt University. 'Investigating pragmatic phenomena across cultures using corpus linguistic techniques: with a specific focus on facework’. 14th October 2015.
Invited speaker. Changing Attitudes to Cancer, UCLan Conference. ‘The Linguistics of framing cancer: with a focus on some recent campaigns’'. 10 Sept'13.
Invited speaker. Lancaster University Pragmatics Summer School. ‘Capturing pragmatic phenomena; what and when to annotate’. 13-14 July'13.
Invited plenary speaker. i-mean 'Language and Identity' conference at UWE, Bristol. 18-20 April 2013.
Invited speaker. Philological Society, St John’s, Cambridge. ‘Historical Pragmatics – Evidence from the Old Bailey’. 9 June'12.
Invited speaker/project advisor. INTERPRETING: Sociolinguistic perspectives on challenges in interpreting encounters in the Danish public sector 2-Day Project/Panel Meeting. 'The Dynamics of Strategic Interaction'. Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 20-21 May 2019.
Invited expert panel member. ‘Social Media in Influence - Niteworks Academathon’. Park Centre, Farnborough Aerospace Centre. 19 July'16.
Invited speaker, Cardiff Roundtable in Sociolinguistics on Legal-Lay interaction: Legal-lay interaction in an historical context. Gregynog. Cardiff University. 23-25 July'08.
Invited speaker, Text Mining for Historians: AHRC ICT Methods Network Workshop: “Corpus annotation and retrieval: an introduction” and “Introducing basic Corpus Linguistics techniques” (x3 sessions). University of Glasgow: 17-18 July'07 (with Dr. P. Rayson).
Invited speaker, Oxford English Dictionary Forum: Teaching a computer to read Shakespeare: the problem of spelling variation. Oxford. 21 June'06.
Invited participant. ‘Diachronic Speech Acts’. ESSE, London, 29 Aug – 2 Sept'06.
Co-organiser, Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language Symposium. Lancaster University, 28 June 2019.
Co-organiser, Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language AHRC-funded Project: Panel Meeting, Lancaster University, 27July 2016
Co-organiser, Linguistic, Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR) Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University, 12-14 July 2016.
Co-organizer. ICAME-30 conference. Lancaster University, 27-31 May 2009.
Co-organizer. Digital Resources in the Humanities (DRH) 2005 conference. September 2005, Lancaster University.
Reviewer for Sage, Journal of Politeness Research, Journal of Pragmatics, International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Corpora, Journal of Historical Pragmatics, Literary and Linguistic Computing, English Profile.
£59,978.29 - May 2016-April 2019 - AHRC funding to create Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's
Language. Grant Ref: AH/N002415/1. I am Co-I on this million-pound bid, and will be responsible for Volume II (Professor J. Culpeper, Lancaster University, is P-I).
£59,306.00 - Jan 2014-April 2015 - AHRC/ESRC funding to study Semantic Annotation & Mark-up for Enhancing Lexical Searches (SAMUELS), focusing on tracing “aggression” over time/across genres. Part of larger bid - £502,636.50 - with Universities of Glasgow, Huddersfield, Lancaster and Strathclyde (grant reference AH/L010062/1).
£2,382 - Jan 2012 - Uppsala University (Sweden) grant funding to VARD the Corpus of (= 25,300 kr) English Dialogues (for Prof. Kyto).
99,938 euros - 2006-2008 - INTAS funding to study Linguistic and Ethnic Revival in Russia: From Policy to Cultural Diversity. Co-bidder with C. Williams (History, UCLAN)
£4,996 - July 2006 - AHRC ICT Methods Network funding to hold Workshop on Historical Text Mining. Co-organiser (with Dr Rayson, Lancaster) [see http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/events/htm06/]
£7,369 - May 2005-Aug 2005 - Small Research Grant, British Academy: 'Scragg revisited: A quantitative investigation of spelling across the centuries’.
£200 - Aug 2005 - Overseas Conference Grant, British Academy.
£16,885 - 2004-2005 - Unlocking the Word Hoard, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-applicant (with Prof. Mueller, Northwestern University, USA).
National Negotiator Toolkit Project Update’. NW Police Negotiator Conference 6-7 Nov’19. Formby, Merseyside. Invited speaker.
'National Negotiator Training’ observation and assessment (as part of National Negotiator Toolkit Project’. 10-22 March 19. Sedgley Park Police Training Centre, Manchester.
‘National Negotiator Toolkit Project’. NW Police Negotiator Conference 7 Nov 18. Formby, Merseyside. Invited speaker.
Influence/Persuasion Masterclass for MMU Future Research & KE leaders, 25 Jan’17, 19 Jan’18. Manchester Metropolitan University.
Police Negotiator Language-Based Training CPD, 23 June & 7 Sept’16, Manchester
Negotiating Influence. NW (Police) Negotiator Conference, 30 Nov'15 (with R. Smithson and I.
‘The Linguistics of Influence’. NW (Police) Negotiator Conference, 10/11 Nov'14. Manchester.
Invited speaker (with R. Smithson).
Customer experience-related talks/training/interview
Deception-related talks/master class
Invited Board Member, Historical Thesaurus of English (Nov 2017+)
Consultancy work with EIA Group, Manchester (responsible for research devel) (Jan 2014+)
Expert consultant, aka "The Listener", for 'Faking it: Tears of a Crime’. Documentaries developed for Investigation Discovery (by Shearwater Media). Series 1 aired Jan & Feb 2017; Series 2 aired Aug & Sept 2017; Series 3 aired 12 Oct–14 Dec 2018.
Interview for Digital Spy (published 3 Dec 2018): ‘Brendan Dassey's confession on Making a Murderer: We've had it analysed by an expert’. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/making-a-murderer/feature/a871092/brendan-dassey-confession-making-a-murderer/
Guest on BBC Radio 4’s “Word of Mouth”, discussing the language of deception and its detection. Aired 21 & 27 January 2020. Available here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz/episodes/player. Alternatively, available to download as a podcast here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz/episodes/downloads
Reviewer for HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area - Joint Research Programme (JRP) “Cultural Encounters”, November 2012.
Reviewer for the Digging into Data Challenge, July-Sept 2011 (http://www.diggingintodata.org/).
Reviewer for Sage, Journal of Politeness Research, Journal of Pragmatics, International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Corpora, Journal of Historical Pragmatics, Literary and Linguistic Computing, English Profile.
Member of ESRC Peer Review College, 2010+
Visiting Researcher, Lancaster University (Oct 2016+)
Editor, Journal of Historical Pragmatics (April 2013+)