Thesis Title: Weight Stigma in Britain: The Linguistic Representation of Obesity in Newspapers
My data consists of every newspaper article written about obesity in a British National newspaper from 2006-2016. I am combining quantitative, qualitative and ethnographic research methods to analyse the language used in reference to obesity and to understand how this language influences public perceptions of obesity.
Supervisors and Institution(s):
Dr Natalie Braber - Nottingham Trent University
Dr David Wright - Nottingham Trent University
Dr Judy Swift - University of Nottingham
Publications (please include full details with page nos. or web links):
The Metaphorical Representation of Weight in the Media - Paper presented at the 6th International Weight Stigma Conference at Leeds Beckett University - June 2018
The Terrifying Tale of Obesity: Analysing the Media’s Power of Persuasion and Influence - Paper presented at the Nottingham Trent Post Graduate Arts and Humanities Work in Progress seminar - November 2017
The Terrifying Tale of Obesity: Analysing the Media’s Power of Persuasion and Influence - Paper presented at the BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG workshop at Lancaster University - November 2017.
The Terrifying Tale of Obesity: Analysing the Media’s Power of Persuasion and Influence - A session given at Nottingham Trent University to year 13’s from Rushcliffe and Arnold High School - September 2017.
Weight Stigmas in Britain: The Linguistic Representation of Obesity in Newspapers - Nottingham Trent College Conference – July 2017.
The Linguistic Representation of Obesity in British Press - Nottingham Trent University Three Minute Thesis Challenge – December 2016
Creating and Maintaining Identities in Political Discourse - Poster presentation at the Corpus Linguistics Beyond Boundaries Symposium, University of Nottingham - July 2015
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