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Karen Grainger

Dr Karen Grainger

Principal Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics


I have lectured in the areas of linguistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis at Sheffield Hallam University since 1990. I research language use and interaction in institutional, intercultural and electronic contexts. I have published in the area of health care, the negotiation of meaning in intercultural settings and the debate around 'deprived' children's language skills. I am Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politeness Research and have recently published a book on indirectness (with Sara Mills).

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