Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
Personal Chair
Department of Applied Linguistics
Telephone: (01792) 604892
Room: Office - 333
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

I graduated from the University of Valencia with a B.A. Honours degree in English and German Linguistics. I then completed my Diploma in Language and Communication and my PhD in Discourse Analysis at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University.
Throughout my academic career I have worked on a number of major research projects, including an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project on media discourse and memory that used the 2005 London bombings as a case study, and several cross-cultural and cross-gender communication projects (funded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). I am the Chair of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society and serve as a member of the editorial boards of Memory Studies (Sage), Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (John Benjamins) and Spanish in Context (John Benjamins)
I welcome enquiries from potential research students in the fields of media discourse analysis (in particular broadcast and online contexts) and (im)politeness.

Publications

  1. Lorenzo-Dus, N., Izura, C. “ cause ur special ”: Understanding trust and complimenting behaviour in online grooming discourse Journal of Pragmatics 112 68 82
  2. Lorenzo-Dus, N., Izura, C., Perez-Tattam, R. Understanding Grooming Discourse in Computer Mediated Environments Discourse, Context & Media
  3. Broome, L., Izura, C., Lorenzo-Dus, N., Lorenzo-Dus, N., Izura, C. Data on fantasy vs contact driven internet-initiated sexual offences: Study selection, appraisal and characteristics Data in Brief 18 1869 1876
  4. Lorenzo-Dus, N., Smith, P. The visual construction of political crises: A news values approach (Ed.), Crisis and the Media: Narratives of Conflict across Cultural Settings and Media Genres 151 176 Amsterdam and Philadelphia John Benjamins
  5. Lorenzo-Dus, N. Style, sociolinguistic change and political broadcasting: the case of the Spanish news show Salvados (Ed.), Style, Media and Change: Sociolinguistics Perspectives on Talking Media 27 50 Oxford University Press

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Supervision

  • Modelling difficulty and measuring uptake in L2 lexical acquisition. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
  • Vocabulary retention in a spaced repetition longitudinal field study with high-school language learners (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • A News Values Analysis of Media Representations of Male Schizophrenia (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Lella Nouri
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • Deconstructing Deception in Online Grooming Communications: A Deceptive Truth (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    Other supervisor: Prof Jason Davies
    Other supervisor: Dr Cristina Izura
  • Victimisation in a digital world: a study of computer misuse and fraud victims reports in Wales (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    Other supervisor: Prof Stuart Macdonald
  • The language of online groomers (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • no changes required at this stage (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • 'The discourse of mental health: an analysis of perceptions and usage.' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion in British Political Leaders' Party Conferences Speeches (1900-2014): A Corpus Assisted Discourse Studies (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Administrative Responsibilities

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2003 2006 Lecturer, Linguistics Swansea University
2006 2009 Senior Lecturer, English Language and Literature Department Swansea University
2009 2011 Reader, English Language and Literature Department Swansea University
2011 Present Professor, English Language and Literature Department Swansea University

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Gender, social inequality and media/political discourse (GENTEXT II). by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (SMSI). Co-investigator 2012 - 2014

  • Online communicative profiling. Bridging the Gaps Programme (Swansea University). 2012 - 2013

    , with Dr Cristina Izura

  • An interdisciplinary analysis of Anglo-American relations. Principal Investigator. 2011 - 2012

    Awarded by RIAH. , with Dr S Marsh (Cardiff University)

  • Discourses of gender (in)equality in Spanish/ British society (GENTEXT I). Co-investigator. 2009 - 2011

    Awarded by SMSI.

  • Mediating and commemorating the 2005 London bombings. Co-investigator. 2008 - 2010

    AHRC.

  • Research Leave. 2006 - 2007

    Awarded by the AHRC.

  • Discourse and politeness across cultures. Co-investigator. 2003 - 2006

    Awarded by SMSI.

Research Groups

  • Language Research Centre

    The Language Research Centre (LRC) is a global hub for single, inter- and multi- disciplinary empirical research into language data and processes. The principal mission of the Language Research Centre is to facilitate high impact, cutting-edge applied research across a range of domains (education, government, health, finance, literature, translations, etc) and perspectives (lexical, morpho-syntactical, discursive, stylistic, computational, historical, etc).