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Dr Justine Coupland - BA, PhD (Wales), FETC

Overview

Dr Justine Coupland Position: Reader in Interactional Sociolinguistics Email: CouplandJ@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75407
Extension: 75407
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.

Research Group

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Postgraduate Students

I would be interested in talking to prospective PhD students about supervising their PhDs in any of my research areas.

Research Interests

Interactional sociolinguistics; critical discourse analysis

Selected Publications

Justine Coupland (2007) ‘Gendered discourses on the ‘problem’ of aging: consumerised solutions’. Discourse and Communication, 1 (1) 37-61.

Nik Coupland and Justine Coupland (2007) Bodies, Beaches and Burn-Times: 'Environmentalism' and its Discursive Competitors. In Major Work: Discourse Studies (ed.) Teun A. van Dijk New Delhi: Sage.

Justine Coupland (2006) Dating advertisements: Discourses of the commodified self. In Deborah Tannen, and Don Kulick (eds.) Language and Sexuality Reader. London: Routledge.

Jon Nussbaum and Justine Coupland (eds.) (2004; 2nd ed.) Handbook of Communication and Ageing. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp.xxii + 517. ISBN 0-8058-1453 (hard).

Justine Coupland and Richard Gwyn (eds.) (2003) Discourse, the Body and Identity London: Macmillan/ Palgrave.

Justine Coupland (ed.) (2003) Research on Language and Social Interaction Journal Special Issue: ‘Small Talk: Social Functions’ (36, 1).

Justine Coupland and Angie Williams (2002) Conflicting discourses, shifting ideologies: Pharmaceutical, ‘alternative’ and feminist emancipatory texts on the menopause. Discourse and Society 13, 4 pp. 419-446.

Publications

Justine Coupland (2007) ‘Gendered discourses on the ‘problem’ of aging: consumerised solutions’. Discourse and Communication, 1 (1) 37-61.

Nik Coupland and Justine Coupland (2007) Bodies, Beaches and Burn-Times: 'Environmentalism' and its Discursive Competitors. In Major Work: Discourse Studies (ed.) Teun A. van Dijk New Delhi: Sage.

Justine Coupland (2006) Dating advertisements: Discourses of the commodified self. In Deborah Tannen, and Don Kulick (eds.) Language and Sexuality Reader. London: Routledge.

Jon Nussbaum and Justine Coupland (eds.) (2004; 2nd ed.) Handbook of Communication and Ageing. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp.xxii + 517. ISBN 0-8058-1453 (hard).

Justine Coupland and Richard Gwyn (eds.) (2003) Discourse, the Body and Identity London: Macmillan/ Palgrave.

Justine Coupland (ed.) (2003) Research on Language and Social Interaction Journal Special Issue: ‘Small Talk: Social Functions’ (36, 1).

Justine Coupland and Angie Williams (2002) Conflicting discourses, shifting ideologies: Pharmaceutical, ‘alternative’ and feminist emancipatory texts on the menopause. Discourse and Society 13, 4 pp. 419-446.

Research

My research interests are in interactional sociolinguistics and critical discourse analysis, particularly in relation to:

  • identity management and performances in talk and text
  • representations of health, the body and the lifespan
  • the pragmatics of communication and relationships, especially as regards small talk and gossip

I am currently involved in collaborative work with colleagues here at the Centre for Language and Communication Research on media communication, on aging, health and the body, and in planning a research project in collaboration with colleagues in New Zealand, on communication around ageing in the workplace.

Biography

I have spent most of my career at Cardiff, but have also worked for a year at the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and very recently taught at the Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, Wellington.

My teaching centres around three themes, taught at all levels (undergraduate and postgraduate): Discourse and Pragmatics, (language use, meaning and interpretation in social contexts) Social Interaction (critical discourse analysis, conversational management, power and solidarity, small talk and gossip) and Media Communication (media texts and ideology, broadcast talk, the intersection of the public and private domains).