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Name: Tara Coltman-Patel

PhD: Linguistics 

Thesis Title: Weight Stigma in Britain: The Linguistic Representation of Obesity in Newspapers

 

Thesis Description:

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):

 

Scholarly / Public Engagement Activities:

Year 2018

    • The Metaphorical Representation of Weight in the Media - Paper presented at the 6th International Weight Stigma Conference at Leeds Beckett University - June 2018

 

Year: 2017

    • 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. 

Year: 2016

    • The Linguistic Representation of Obesity in British Press - Nottingham Trent University Three Minute Thesis Challenge – December 2016

Year: 2015

    • 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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University email address: tara.coltman-patel2011@my.ntu.ac.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tara_CP

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